On February 3, I had a Thoracic Laminectomy @ T3 - T5 to remove a paraspinal lymphoma tumor. My symptoms were upper back pain, numbness in the legs and loss of bladder and bowel control. The surgery was quite successful as I now have bladder and bowel control and walk a mile a day.
I plan to give myself a year to determine if I have recovered or not. I do have some lingering issues like intermittent numbness in my legs (much smaller scale) and sometimes my legs just don't feel right. Also, I cannot run right now. I have tried a few bounds, but the mechanics just are not there.
My question is for others who have gone through this: how many make a full recovery? how many are as good or better than before the surgery? I fully intend to make a full recovery and chase my kids around the yard, but am I setting myself up for disappointment?