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Hi all! :wave:

Ddp11, Where is everyone??! [img][/img] Actually, I hope they are enjoying life!

Well, I hope your wk-end was great & that you're doing well! :round:

I think I'm about a month behind you in the microdiscectomy, but that my problem disks were L5-S1. I have a question: are you able at this point to bend from the waist & do most pre-op functions? I'm still a bit scared to bend from the waist - but think I should be doing gentle stretching from waist exercises so that the range of flexibility in the low back is not permanently compromised.
I do find that when I gently bend over (touching toes, etc) that sometimes my leg will have occasional pain. It goes away - so I'm just curious as to your experience with that at this point of your recovery. I noticed of few postings of post-microdiscetomies pulling weeds in the yard, etc, recently & I sometimes wonder if I'll be to that point in 4 wks. (Not that that's a great ambition in life of mine!) (Maybe I need to know how much longer I can use it as an excuse NOT to pull weeds!)- just kidding (I think!). Well, gotta run- hope you have a nice evening!

Laura :)

Left side butt/leg pain to calf -4 mos- mostly while sitting & at work- worst at night
MRI showed mild bulging @L4-L5 but herniated disk L5-S1
03/17/03 Microdisectomy/hemi-laminectomy(laminotomy)

[This message has been edited by TexMich (edited 06-01-2003).]

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