Hi All, This is my first post
I need some help and support. I had back surgery 7 days agon hemilaminectomy and discectomy. My doctor really did not tell me what to expet and I had a horrible 24 hrs in the hospital. My discharge instructions don't tell me anything and I have tried to call the doctors office to schedule a follow up but they wont call back.
Can anyone tell me how long the recovery should take? Financially I must work, so I planning on going back on Monday. I'm in alot of pain and it's worse when I sit up. I don't know how I'm going to handle the 40 minute drive to work then sitting all day.
Should I use heat or cold? Any advise would be great! I'm ready to lose it.