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Had biladirual lamenectomy l3/l4 24 hours ago worked GREAT

Hey all just home from hospital had surgery yesterday, bilateral lamenectomy l3/l4 ..... I feel great, minimal pain in my leg, hips and buttocks now, only having minimum muscle spasms, they have me on gabapentin, Vicodin, tizanidine so I really can't feel the spasm too bad. Surgery was suppose to be only 1.5 hr but took 2.5 MRI showed was herniated disc but when neuro got in there it was exploded with fragment, so extra time for clean out, neuro said can't believe i never lost control of bowels, said need to be careful go slow and pace my gradual progress daily and dont go fast or rush recovery, let heal up because if it doesn't heal I'll need fusion, but I feel soooo much better right now, Im letting everyone know I was stressed and worried about doing it I mean I felt like leaving the hospital before they came to get me for pre op prep, in prep they put my iv in and the anastesiogis came in and said she had something for me and not to worry, she gave me a shot in the iv and all I remember is as we rolled into the surgery room I was talking to nurse Jackie about thanksgiving and the next thing I know I'm waking up in the recovery room. The pain in the legs was so much better, my back still aches and is stiff and also now sore from the incision area, and my legs spasm and feel kinda weak but at this time is so doable woohoo, if anyone is having this done and is worried, DON'T BE .".......I hope everyone has the best of luck and remember God BLess
Spinal stenosis with neurogenic clauducation
3 level retrolisthesis
Bilateral Laminectomy/Discectomy surgery l3/l4 on 11-21-14 (failed)
L3/l4 spinal Fusion 03-20-15


  • I had a t1-t5 laminectomy 4 months ago, best thing i ever did! Was a scary situation to be in but worth it! Good luck on your recovery! 4 months and still counting for me..
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