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... tor told me absolutely no lifting, bending, or twisting, but otherwise to "let pain be my guide" in deciding how much activity to do each day. He cleared me for driving and going back to my desk job one week after surgery if I could tolerate it. I couldn't, until two full weeks had passed. ... (7 replies)
... S1 microdiscectomy in February which has completely cured the sciatica I had suffered in my right leg for the last 4 years but not the back pain. ... (8 replies)
... I hear you on the not being able to do much...It is driving me nuts! You mentioned The ESI. I just went to my surgeon 2 days ago and asked for the same thing. ... (21 replies)

... LLY small town. There is a town about 25 minutes away that has everything I need, but I have to travel over a mountain pass to get there. Normally I don't mind driving it, but there are lots of curves that are not fun after surgery. Also, it can be kind of dangerous in the winter. I'll find something... ... (16 replies)
... Take the time to be sure your work space is set up to be as ergonomically sound as you can make it. There are some good websites that explain how to do this...look for several to see if they are giving basically the same/similar information. If an office chair (or a car seat) hits you "wrong," it can be just as damaging. Some seats will cut you wrong in the back of the... (11 replies)
... if you don't like the idea of being a domestic engineer, think domestic goddess. I think it has a nice ring to it. About how you're going to moisturize your legs after surgery, think daughter. I'm sure you moisturized her plenty when she was a baby. Now it's her turn to take care of Mama. ... (803 replies)
... Quick history, I am a 38 year old white male. I have an active job (Police Officer/Pilot) and active off duty life (Motorcross). In 2006 I woke up one morning with horrible pin in my left leg. I assumed it was from my active life but there wasn't any one event I can point too that caused the injury. Dr. said I herrniated the L4/L5. In Aug 2006 i received a... (6 replies)
... e not heard one single success story of a microdiscectomy. It seems that everyone has a long recovery with much swelling and nerve pain and even continuing pain after that. Is surgery really worth it if you still have to go to pain management long term after surgery? ... (2 replies)
... Just wanted some advice really from anyone who has had a microdiscectomy operation. I have mine in two weeks, but I am still a little dubious considering all the horror stories I have read about! ... (13 replies)
... op. Like you I had back problems for years that finally went down my leg after a weightlifting incident, resulting in sciatica pain. ... (36 replies)
... I had a micro d 3 months ago and if you talked to me last week, life was back to normal and I was feeling terrific, no pain at all. I too was back at work after two weeks and also driving. ... (14 replies)
... ad a Micordiscectomy on my back on July 9th. 5 days later I flew out to Minneapolis. I was doing really well with my recovery. My back pain was minimal and I was driving around and I even walked around shopping for antiques with my fiance the whole day. I then had to fly back to NY and then fly back to Minneapolis. ... (2 replies)
... ad a Micordiscectomy on my back on July 9th. 5 days later I flew out to Minneapolis. I was doing really well with my recovery. My back pain was minimal and I was driving around and I even walked around shopping for antiques with my fiance the whole day. I then had to fly back to NY and then fly back to Minneapolis. ... (6 replies)
... ake the pain away. I have to be careful though because I cannot drive while taking it. So if I absolutely have to drive, I stop taking it about 10 hrs prior to driving which is rough because then I have to wait even longer for any relief when I start it back up. ... (12 replies)
... I have been reading post on here for quite some time.. I am scheduled to have surgery on 12-9 .... And I can really relate to everyone who says they are scared. I am having the fusion to repair a degenerated disc at L5-S1 and my vertebra has started to collapse.... the doctor told me that is all I can do...we have tried everything else, therapy, meds over the last two years... (6 replies)
... I was frustrated the first two months because I was not getting better as fast as I expected. I have a friend who was back to work after one week and he was driving the day after. I was nowhere near this. Once I realized my expectations were unrealistic and I was able to reevaluate them, I felt alot better about things. ... (3 replies)
... the pain as of yet and have only missed 5 days out of 4 months but there are days that I am about halfway to work and realize... this probably isn't really safe driving in this condition. ... (7 replies)
... years ago and still suffer from lower back pain and Sciatica but nothing really shows up on CTI or MRI scans other than scar tissue.Am I person that is unusual after Surgery? ... (1 replies)
... d and doing really well. No pain at all. I was back at work 2 weeks after the op and also driving the car. Best thing I ever did. I am being careful with what I lift and how I manage things, but that's all. ... (14 replies)
... Dh's recovery for his microdiscectomy was about 3 weeks - with surgery being as an outpatient. Same as everyone else - no bending, lifting, twisting. His 4 level fusion/laminectomy/foraminotomy required a 5 night hospital stay and they had him up and walking the next morning and throughout the day with catheter, IV and blood transfusion bags trailing along. Recovery is... (4 replies)




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