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Old 03-23-2005, 05:56 AM   #1
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Microdiscectomy Pre-Op

I am off for my pre-ops. I'm not nervous yet, but after discussing all the possible complications, and signing my life away to the anesthiologist, I'm likely to become nervous.

I appreciate all the support here!!!


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Old 03-23-2005, 10:03 AM   #2
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Re: Microdiscectomy Pre-Op

Hey Evie,
The main thing to remember after your Micro is DO WHAT THE DOC TELLS YOU AND NO MORE.
I felt so good right after my first discectomy that I WAY overdid it within a few weeks after, and boy did I pay for it.
I was back in the hospital 7 months later with a reherniation and another surgery.
Now I'm looking at a two level TLIF. I have myself convinced that had I listened to the doc, and let myself heal, I would not be in this spot today.
PS The micro is so great,Because the minute you wake up from surgery there is NO back or Leg pain!

Old 03-23-2005, 02:25 PM   #3
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Re: Microdiscectomy Pre-Op


Thank you for the encouraging words. I will try to take it easy. I was told no driving, bending, twisting, lifting, or sitting for longer than 20 minutes for the first four weeks. That does seem quite restrictive, but I want to heal so I will comply.

My surgery is scheduled for late morning. I'll let you know how I do as soon as I can.


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