Hi all, I'm scheduled for surgery day after tomorrow. I have posted twice in last couple weeks, so some of this is a repeat. MRI showed an intradural mass at L3 level most compatible with myxopapillary ependymoma. The surgery I'm having was described as L 3-4 decompression and intradural extramedullary mass resectional and possible cord deterthering. I hope to find someone else who has had the same or similar surgery as I'm curious about the recovery time and experience in general. I will be in hospital for 2 nights then ordered to take it easy for about a week. After that I can't do any heavy lifting for 6-8 weeks.