I am new here. I have had lower back pain for about the past three years. Finally after three years of failed conservative treatment my primary care ordered an MRI. We found a herniated disc, so I was referred to a neurosurgeon. Met with the neurosurgeon and he is recommending surgery. I scheduled the surgery today (today has been the worst pain yet!) and it is set for Oct. 7 at 7:30AM. I'm a bit anxious. Any recommendations/advice?
A few questions:
*My surgery is outpatient. Is that standard? How long did others stay in the hospital (hours? days?)?
*After surgery what position was most comfortable? Sittings? Laying down? Standing?
*My surgeon said I could probably be back to work in 2-3 weeks. Is that reasonable from other's experience?
*I read the list of what to have post-op on this forum. Any specific recommendations from people who have gone through microdiscectomies? Is a walker needed? Any specific supplies or items you would recommend?
Any advice or suggestions would be great!
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L5-S1, Laminectomy / Discectomy, 10/7/2015