I will be praying for UsTLA and Clover today! May God guide the Surgeons hands and give Clover and UsTLA and their families calmness and when they wake up less pain than they expected and no complications. We will look forward to good results!
Been thinking and talking about them all day, I told the hubby, well both my friends should be out of surgery now. He said well they are really not your friends!! Boy does he just not know what the hell he is talking about!!! I had to tell him all about it!!!
i guess I'll come back in a few hours and see if there are any updates...vette
My prayers also are with Clover and Usta too - thankfully now the fear of surgery is over. I'll be praying for the recovery ahead as well as quick evidence of improvement seen. I can't wait to hear how they're doing.
Hello all, won't be on here long as I am quite sore, it is hard to sit for very long. The surgery went well, I only needed the discectomy, no lam. He shaved off the protruded portion of the disc that was pressing on the nerve bundles. It was done minimally invasive. I just have two small incisions. There is still nerve pain and numbness in the right leg, the pain in the hip is greatly minimized. He said it would take a few weeks for the strength to return and for the numbness to leave. He said it is kind of like a garden hose that has had a kink in it for a while. So here is hoping for a speedy recovery!!! I hope everything went just as well for Clover, I can't wait to hear from her!!! Thanks so very much for the prayers and support, you may never know just how much it means, I can assure you that it means tons!!! Thanks! Will post later when feeling a little more spry.. TTULTR, Usta
I bet I can tell you how a thanksgiving turkey feels! LOL It is ok that you didn't post before we went in, I know you were still thinking about and praying for us. It's very sore at the surgical site,the muscles are in overdrive. The horrible hip pain is gone!!! Praise God, that was the worse. The rest the md said would resolve over time. Leg pain and numbness should improve over the coming weeks. All I have to do now is figure out what I can and can't do. After the car ride home today, I can tell you I won't be getting into or out of a car for a while ugh. Once I get up and start moving it feels pretty good. It is really hard to get up and down. Have to remember to "roll like a log". Pepper, Jenn, Onhold, thanks again for the prayers, and everyone else that was thinking and praying for me. I really, from the bottom of my heart say thanks! Yvette, you tell that ole man, I had to tell mine too which was the only way I could get him to give y'all the short post last night. Thanks again everyone, I will check back later... ttfn, Usta
Good to hear from you ustla...and clover...what a day for all of us here, yesterday apart today all back together. Now together healing!!! Take care of yourself, heal and heal and heal. Its great that you able to come on line so soon and let us know all is well. Try to get some sleep. Will Talk to you tomorrow, just know prayers are still coming for ya. vette
Usta, you mentioned the car ride home - could you have survived a 6-hour trip home after surgery? Was it the pain of the ride, or getting in/out of the car? Could you sit up comfortably or did you need to lie down?
I ask because I'm considering going to an excellent hospital 6 hours away instead of having a less-experienced local doctor do the surgery. But I can't imagine a 6-hour ride NOW, let alone after surgery.
Also, I watched a couple of "minimally-invasive" surgeries on the internet last weekend and after seeing those I can't figure out how you could have a discectomy without laminectomy. Is there really enough room to get in without a laminectomy, or did you have a laser discectomy? (If you had a herniated disc, how big was it?)
Sorry for so many questions when you're probably in la-la-land from the meds! Hope you keep feeling better each day!
Usta I am so happy you are home and doing ok. I am also glad to know your hip pain is better. You are continued in my prayers for a good recover. Take care and take it easy! Also, Clover cant wait to hear from you I hope and pray you are doing good and not in alot of pain.
Hi Ustra! It's good to hear from you already and I'm so glad you're doing okay from your surgery. :-) They didn't keep you long, did they. I had a disectomy in 2003 but had to stay 3 days. Take care and don't overdo. I was praying for you yesterday and will continue. Thanks for posting - I was looking for your post as I wanted to see how you were.