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just to let everyone know , i`ve just had a micro disectomy (had it but cant spell it) .went into hospital (russells hall-dudley,west mids)on monday,had surgury at 13.15 , came round at 15.15....felt great , no pain anywhere , had sausage jacket potatoe and beans at 16.30 , seriously...felt great! . didn`t experiance any pain from op whatsoever , had morphine on tap if required (at the press of a button) but that wasn`t needed ,up out of bed next morning with physio`s for assesment ,walked down corridor , up and down stairs....no pain at all..i was amazed,and even more so when they said i could go home . didn`t require any aids for at home (raised toilet seats , toilet frames , perching stool etc) so everything great.consultant (mr ahmed...superb surgeon and nice chap to boot!) did stipulate that i had to go home in an ambulance,lying down....you can walk normally and stand ,but you arn`t supposed to sit for more than 20 mins over the next couple of weeks ,so ambulance it was. next day i walked further than i`ve walked in the last 6 months (although had to stop myself going to far) and everything was back to normal....still no pain at all . my story began on dec 14 07....major pain until about mid jan...pills helped but not great......guess you all know how the pain side goes........i just wanted to tell you all that from my experience , there`s nothing about having the operation (micro discectomy) that should worry you...i`ve not been in hospital before and don`t like blood or needles , but always said that when the pains bad enough i`d willingly have an op......and it happened.it`s now saturday 14 june so i`m on day 5.......life`s so good , just get the slightest burning sensation when i perhaps move and pull on the stitches but it`s honestly nothing , it may sound stupid to some people who havn`t experianced this back problem but this operation changes your life....you have no leg pain and you can walk....p.s this took 6 months to sort after having epidural on feb 12 waiting 6 weeks...trying to return to work...and experiancing unbelivable pain , going back on sick , losing my job (that was bad time for me)seeing consultant privatley (approx £90) and having the op 5 weeks later . now i see light at the end of the tunnel...feel great , no pain at all , check up at doc`s this coming week. look , i typed this,not as a story , but as i know what your going through , struggleing to sleep and getting to the toilet in the early weeks, can`t walk more than a few hundred yards,months after it occurred . and i know it drags even the most upbeat person down,and effects people around you....i know , i just wanted you to know how brilliant that op. was for me...and if your worried about it.....don`t be....as soon as you come round you can`t help but smile!! :D
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