Just looking around for information on my upcoming surgery and this site has been terrific. Thank you all.
I have not been able to schedule it yet as the surgeon won't let me until I quit smoking for at least 6 weeks. I'm on week 2 and it's starting to get better...it's a terrible habit anyway but after 25 years it's tough to walk away from it. I'm trying to hold off anyway until after Spring Break in March as we have a Disney trip planned. My two youngest have never been (7 and 4)so I don't want to take this away from them.
Can anyone give me a little feedback on how long it usually takes to get back to work (at a desk job)? My job is pretty stable and we had a record year, but you never know. Being out an extended period of time doesn't help my cause. Although 10 years ago I had a micodiscectomy L4-L5 and with them help of my brace and pain killers went back to work a week later. I'm not doing that again...the recovery time took twice as long and I've never been the same.
Thanks again for all the great information....takes away alot of the unknown.