New here and having Lumbar Laminectomy next week
I'm new here, but would love some feedback on a lumbar laminectomy. I'm having one done next Friday, August 31, 2012 (L5-S1) and would love any advice and stories on how others have done through this. Also, is it true that you are not to take anything like Ibuprofen, aspirin, advil, etc. for the week before the surgery? The nurse told me yesterday for my pre-op appointment, that starting next Tuesday, I would only be able to take my hydrocodone and nothing else. I've been rotating them with Ibuprofen just so I don't take too many of the hydro. Any stories of before and after surgery and advice would be helpful.