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Hi all! I am Laura. Recovering from L5-S1 laminectomy with instrumentation. If there is a shorter way to say that, please let me know! Initial surgery was done July 15th, 2015 and just had revision a couple weeks ago. I am thankfully feeling ok. Reason for surgery was right side sciatica and that pain is gone. Surgical success! However, surgery itself created a left side issue requiring the revision where it was found that a large chunk of bone (assuming cadaver material used to stabilize spine) was impinging on nerve! They cut that away, removed some of my metal, and I am now in the healing process. I have learned that nerves are interesting things and they can take a long time to heal! If anyone is reading this now or knows anyone who is delaying having surgery to repair their spine my advise is Don't Wait! Nerves can be permanently damaged and the longer you delay the more chance that will happen! Anyway, I wish you all pain free healing!