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Old 03-10-2013, 04:56 AM   #1
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Erie, Pa USA
Posts: 3
jaap21 HB User
Cool Hemi laminectomy L4/5 with large synovial cyst removal

I had this surgery 2/21/13 just 3 months after rotator cuff surgery. So far, the severe pain I had endured in my left buttock and leg for 2 yrs has decreased by 80 percent. They say what I feel now should go away with time. The incision site and spine are a bit sore also.
During my walks the week post surgery, I noticed pain in my right calf. One week post op I was diagnosed via ultrasound with a blood clot (DVT).
Gave myself Heparin shots 2x/day for a week plus 5-7.5 mg Coumadin to get to therapeutic level which is 2-3. After one week, the leg feels much better.
I wear compression hose on leg all day and night. I walk 15-18 mins 3/4x/day.
The shoulder recovery has been very slow and painful because I cannot work aggressively due to the back and clot.
Time heals....I have learned this in life, especially with the loss of my 25 yr old son 4 yrs ago.
I hope to be working out and golfing by summer.
Stay positive! Faith, Family, Friends have helped me thru hard times!

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