Hey Ladies. My back surgery was a success and I can now stand comfortably, which I haven’t been able to do since Thanksgiving!
I had a herniated (ruptured) disc in my back, L5 S1, and therefore underwent Discectomy and Laminectomy surgery. The doctors found a bone spur that was causing the additional pain I was experiencing with my sciatic nerve running down my left leg.
Right now all is well, I can’t bend or twist which makes life a bit challenging. I’m either completely horizontal or completely vertical because it still hurts too much to sit. However, I’m so grateful to be on the road to recovery and will start physical therapy soon.
I’m very weak, two of my toes in my left foot are still numb, and I feel like my body has atrophied. 😉 However, I feel so blessed to have my pain meds actually working and therefore I’m comfortable most of the time.
At this point I’m just flat out grateful that I can stand. Boy, how I’ve taken that for granted.