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I am back after my 2nd surgery

I took about a two month hiatus from the site due to some family/personal issues.  However, before I had taken my hiatus, I was dealing with a re-herniated disc.  I did have surgery to deal with that disc on Oct. 31st.  Everything went well, and recovery is also going well.  I am in a point in my recovery where I am still dealing with some residual nerve pain, but it is not preventing me from living a "normal" life.  My doctor thinks that the nerve pain will eventually go away, and I can get back to doing regular activities.  
Dec. 28, 2015 - Laminectomy L3 - S1 (Due to congenital stenosis.)
Dec. 28, 2015 - Discectomy L3-L4; L4-L5; L5-S1 (L3-L4 & L4-L5 were bulging and L5-S1 was herniated.) 
May 20, 2016 - Selective Nerve Root Block Injection L5 Nerve Root.
July 15, 2016 - Epidural Steroid Injection L5 & S1 Nerve Roots.
Oct. 31, 2016 - Microdiscectomy L5 - S1


  • Bruce EitmanBruce Eitman Akron, OH, USAPosts: 1,510

    It is good to hear from you again.  I hope your recovery continues to go well.


    Read my story at Bruce - My Story
    ACDF C4-C5-C6-C7, and getting better every day
    It has been a process of healing, learning, exercising, and resting - and figuring out when to do which.

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