Re: S/P laminectomy discectomy L5
Welcome to the board.
Could you elaborate on your current situation? What were your expectations at one month post surgery?
Some people bounce back fairly quickly. I know others you are still dealing with issues a year out. There is no generalized time frame that can be counted upon for guidance. It all depends on what the surgeon had to do, what he found when he count in there, the skill and experience of the surgeon, how quickly the patient heals, how well the patient follows the surgeon's instructions, etc.
I know some surgeons tell patients they will be fully recovered at six weeks....In my opinion that is a tad optimistic. It takes six months for the injured disc to recover to the point that it is "strong" again. Prior to then, it is more prone to reherniation. If your nursing duties involve having to lift or transfer a patient, you may not be able to return to work as quickly as you'd like.