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Posted by Sue on November 21, 2000 at 09:10:21:

In Reply to: Re: To Sue posted by Lori D. on November 21, 2000 at 02:08:32:

Hi Lori. Thanks for responding. I am glad that you are feeling better with each day. I will see if I can find some sites that describe Selective Edoscopic Technique. Is that like a micro-discectomy? My doctor wants to do a laminectomy. I don't know why he is choosing the most invasive surgery. Must be "his call." But I will ask him at my next appointment. I don't think I will be able to go to Arizona for surgery! Ha ha. I live near Buffalo, New York.

I've been putting up with this pain/numbness, etc. for 11 months now. Was getting better with therapy, but I believe now I may need surgical intervention. Whew! What a decision!

Thanks for your comments. Take care.

: : Lori: How do you feel after your discectomy? I need a laminectomy for a L5-S1 herniated disc. I have been putting it off, hoping that things will get better with McKenzie therapy and just "time." Nothing is helping now and I am afraid that I will have to give in to this surgery. NOT EXACTLY LOOKING FORWARD TO IT!

: : Thank you,
: : Sue

: Dear Sue: I am about 11 weeks post op from S.E.D.-Selected Endoscopic Disectomy and Iam doing
: o.k. I am not back to "normal" and I have good days and bad, but it was worth it to have surgury. Pre-surgury I was in terrible pain and I lived on the floor for 2 monts, unable to walk or drive. I am now able to do both, but if I"overdo it" I feel it. I went to the surgeon who invented this technque (in Arizona); the surgury is relatively easy, and if you check the message board, most people are pain-free within a week.
: I am in physical therapy and slowly, but steadily
: improving. I wish you the best for a fast recovery after surgury.

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