My name is Matt and I recieved an l4-l5 microdiscetomy on December 22nd 2015.
Let's go back to about me:
I am a healthy 27 year old male. I have been a restaurant manager the last 5 years so I am always standing and moving on my feet all day. I hurt my back about 2 years ago in the gym and have had pain and many other problems the last 2 years.
I went to many chiropractic and PT places over the last two years and just couldn't seem to get better. After two years all my coworkers know me as a humped over crooked man ( my body had gotten so used to the pain that I always walked crooked and everyone even guests could tell).
My pain level was not that high because my body made up for the pain by being so crooked.
All my PT's and Chiropractic doctors kept saying they could fix me over the last two years and I believed them since I was scared of surgery. I could barely do the excercises so I pretty much stopped doing them the last 6 months before now. My days were spent pain at work and bed rest with no social life on my days off. Once home from work I was bed bound and could barely get up. I had lost my life to this condition.
I finally decided to bite the bullet and get surgery which was 5 days ago. I have read so many reviews and updates about people on this site. Just thought I would share my experience as well.
First few days after surgery I was in a lot of pain and a lot of sleep and bed rest. After 3 days I stopped taking the oxi and I am in no severe pain. I haven't taken any drugs in two days now. I can get up and walk upright for the first time in years which feels great!
I have read a lot of people walk a few times a day as much as they can? At day 5, I can walk for a good twenty minutes with no pain ( but some exhaustion) which puts me back in bed for an hour . I feel like I feel too good to be true??? Should I be taking it more easy? I am not doing any lifting bending or twisting just walking. But my results feel more like a dream then what I ever thought I would experience after surgery.
Any support or feedback would be awesome!