I had an L3/4/5 laminectomy done on January 27th, and the first two weeks after surgery were a breeze.
This past week, however, has been a different story. I have incredible nerve pain - left side isn't as bad, and is only affecting my left foot, but my right side pain is extremely frustrating. The butt pain is burning, and the leg pain is a terrible ache that just won't let up.
I know that the surgery is very invasive and I was bound to have more discomfort, especially when trying to do longer walks (as ordered by the doc) in the day. I did not, however, expect to have this almost debilitating pain that doesn't give up through the whole day.
I have read the articles posted on here about recovering from surgery, but would love to hear from those of you who may have had surgery around the same time as me. I know I am only in week three of a six month to one year recovery.....I'm just looking for reassurance that I'm not alone in my misery!