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Second time's a charm (so far)

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Old 01-13-2005, 01:44 PM   #1
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Second time's a charm (so far)

It has been four weeks today since my second discectomy. I'm the one who had L5S1 laminectomy/discectomy on October 18 and then reherniated a few weeks later.

When I woke up from the first one I still had the major leg pain etc. This time when I woke up in recovery my leg didn't hurt.

I am supposed to take things very slowly and not over-do anything. At this point the Dr. said there is on a bit of hard stuff left of my disc, therefore I have some issues with feeling like I don't have shock absorber. So, the back pain isn't completly gone; in fact I'm still relying on Vicodin most of the time. Even given that I still feel like I'm better than I was before both surgeries.

My brain feels like mush from two bouts of anesthisia and all the pain meds, but I am optimisitc. My Dr. hopes I can get the ADR in the coming year.

I'm sending out all my good thoughts for everyone to find relief from their pain.

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Old 01-13-2005, 04:25 PM   #2
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Re: Second time's a charm (so far)

Hi, ouzie. I'm glad to hear that you have good feelings about this surgery being more successful. I hope you continue to feel better.

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Old 01-13-2005, 06:16 PM   #3
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Re: Second time's a charm (so far)

Hi there,
Well I'm happy to heat that you seem to be doing well, considering. But I also wanted to say good luck and I hope you get a surgery date soon. Take care and don't over do it. Kristy.

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