It has been four weeks today since my second discectomy. I'm the one who had L5S1 laminectomy/discectomy on October 18 and then reherniated a few weeks later.
When I woke up from the first one I still had the major leg pain etc. This time when I woke up in recovery my leg didn't hurt.
I am supposed to take things very slowly and not over-do anything. At this point the Dr. said there is on a bit of hard stuff left of my disc, therefore I have some issues with feeling like I don't have shock absorber. So, the back pain isn't completly gone; in fact I'm still relying on Vicodin most of the time. Even given that I still feel like I'm better than I was before both surgeries.
My brain feels like mush from two bouts of anesthisia and all the pain meds, but I am optimisitc. My Dr. hopes I can get the ADR in the coming year.
I'm sending out all my good thoughts for everyone to find relief from their pain.