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L4/L5 Disectomy Surgery Update

misterdog1mmisterdog1 Posts: 8
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:41 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Just wanted to let everyone know how my surgery went. I had my surgery on 2/4/10 and I was a nervous wreck. Today is 2/8/10 and I feel good. When I came to I noticed that the pain inmy right leg was gone. My surgeon explained that once he got inside my back he realized that surgery was my only option. The pain has not been too bad.Of course it hurts around the incision. Each day when I open my eyes I just wonder if the pain is going to return. So far so good. I am doing everything that the hospital staff told me to do. I am not doing any lifting,bending, twisting or anything. The last thing I need is to go back in for a revision. I go back for my follow up on 2/15/10 and I woll let you guys know how that goes. Thanks for all of your support.


  • It sounds like you are doing very well. Keep resting and look after yourself.

    Keep following the instructions.

    Great to hear from you.
  • Great news!Keep us posted on your recovery!Jeannie
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  • Glad you feel good, just take it easy, its still early days, give your body time to heal.

    Walking will be your best friend for a while.

    Good luck,
    Take care, keep us posted on your recovery, we all enjoy hearing the good news.

  • Hi there,
    I'm so glad you are doing well. No matter how good you feel, listen to your surgeon team. Do not bend, twist, lift, etc.

    I just got home from a revision and it was a little tougher the 2nd go around but am like you...listening and following directions as close to 100% as possible.

    Keep us posted on how things are going. Glad things are getting a little better each day.
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