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... i'm a little late to this thread, but wanted to say my thoughts are with you! i am 3 weeks post op from L4/L5 discectomy, L5/S1 laminotomy. my boyfriend stayed with me the first two weeks, and i don't know what i would have done without him, especially during the first week. he's back to work now, and i'm moving around and getting along on my own pretty well. had my first... (8 replies)
... The discectomy will put you out for a bit. I had my first one done a long time ago and was back to school quickly. ... (8 replies)
... I saw the surgeon on Weds and he has scheduled me for a discectomy tomorrow late afternoon. Since it's happened so fast I feel unprepared. ... (8 replies)

... My second MRI showed a "broad based disc extrusion which has a somewhat similar appearance compared to the pior examination. There is an annular fissure." also that "Mass effect from the disc extrusion on the decending s1 nerve root and right lateral recess is decreased compared to prior examination." and "there is currently enhancing scar tissue surrounding this s1 nerve root... (10 replies)
... S5 discectomy that went very well. ... (0 replies)
... Oh tic I wish you the best.... I've kinda been there did that so if you have any questions once your home feel free to ask ... also if you just need to vent we will be here for you ok, we are all friends here good luck, Sandy....... (8 replies)
... Thanks for all the tips! I go in today at 3 and I'm really nervous. Today I'm going to buy a grabber and other things that were suggested. Unfortunately I don't have a very supportive family so I won't get much help but I do have a friend who will stop by a couple times a day. I'll let you all know how it goes! (8 replies)
... I would suggest a grabber to pick up things off the floor. I still use mine all the time. Get some movies to watch, magazines or books to read and be prepared to sleep a lot the first few days. Then you just need to take it easy. It was hard for me to sit back and let hubby care for me and everything else and kids too. I was superwoman, afterall. ;) Good luck and give your... (8 replies)
... Can help any, but wanted to wish you GOOD LUCK! (8 replies)
... Hi Sue- Good grief, I can't imagine what I'd do without 2 months to pre-plan my surgery! Trust me, this is better. The anxiety of this latest surgery of mine nearly killed me. Too much time is worse than too little. I would look at the post-op post on this board - though it is mainly for fusions most of it is just good advise for anyone having spine surgery. Here are... (8 replies)
... Hi If possible have someone stay with you. If not make sure you have things to eat for the night that just need to be heated or order out. I was very very sore after my test and for me I was in more pain for the next few days then I was before the discogram. Don't panic it gets better. I have been told that it is the best way to see what is going on and to see if you may need... (8 replies)
Degenative spine?
Jun 15, 2004
... Thanks Carol I'm 42 If you look in the posting DDD slow onset (I think) there are more details there. I'll put them here as well. I was involved in a rear end shunt in my car 4 years ago. I've always had a bit of a dicky back but nothing like this. To begin with I was told it was whiplash to my neck and back. I got physio, and acipuncture. Didn't get much out of that. I... (2 replies)

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