Hello. I'm 30 years old and in relatively great health other than some back problems from years of abuse in sports followed by years of abuse at a desk.
Looking back, I wouldn't even be here had I not happened to finally be referred for an MRI which just so happened to show quite possibly one of the worst herniations you can come across. I was basically a walking emergency CES surgery waiting to happen due to the severe amount of canal narrowing.
Anyways I was in for surgery in what I would call a shockingly short amount of time and am now 7 hours out and home resting comfortably. I can immediately tell a difference in my legs, buttocks and hips and I can only say they feel absolutely fresh and pain free at this point. I've also yet to have any kind of pain at the surgical site, but I'm trying not to get lulled into a false sense of security.
It has to be coming right? Can I ask when everyone else's pain began to show itself after surgery? I took one pain pill a fee minutes ago in hopes that it prevents me from waking up with any kind of pain. Any other suggestions for the first night?
I also have to give thanks to my fantastic neurosurgeon and his team as this whole process could not have gone smoother so far.