Decompression Discectomy my story so far

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hi, a week ago today i had decompression discectomy surgery on L5

all has gone well and im home after 3 days in hospital. im on co-codamol and liquid morphine, yes it is uncomfortable to move but the alternative was forever pain!

I have been given exercises from the physio very slight ones to do for two weeks, im not allowed to removed dressing until i see my surgeon next week. yesterday i was able to walk about 2000 steps and only slept for 4 hours in the afternoon! sleep is the key you get tired constantly. My advice is go with the flow, do ad you are told. i was nervous before the operation but aftef 18 months of constant pain i had to do it. good luck to everyone and i want go hear more positive stories

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    Oh AJ it sounds like you have been through a really traumatic and painful experience - I just hope and pray that this surgery will make all the difference to your pain levels and quality of life. I can only imagine how tough it must be to go through what you've been through, I've had back pain to a much lesser degree but it has still got me down and I can only empathise.

    I believe in God and that He is the great healer, and I'm believing that thanks to Him you are going to be completely pain free again - I truly believe that in my heart, hang in there AJ and thinking of you.


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    Dear AJ

    I am so pleased that your operation has gone well and wish you every success in your recovery.

    I have been suffering for two years now and still awaiting surgery. In March two discs prolapsed and I was rushed i to hospital in excruiating pain where I spent five weeks. Since this time I have been in a wheelchair as cannot stand or walk for more than a few minutes due to the pain. I have been told after several MRI scans that I need a 10 hour operation on my spine including what you have had done but goodness knows when as there is such a long waiting list for spinal surgery. I am so fed up now and have been very depressed at times.

    I sincerely hope you continue to improve and that you will be back to feeling well again in the near future.

    Best Wishes, Sylvia xx

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