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Karen (@ktrammell1)

Struggling after Hemilaminectomy

Spine Health | Last Active: May 24 7:45am | Replies (19)

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Thank you for the reply. I have followed what little protocol they gave me. I am walking more and being more active. I only had internal disolveable stitches with glue on the outside. The incision itself has t bothered me too much since week 1. I’m still have very similar pain when I stand and walk as I did pre surgery. I can stand and walk a little longer but not the way o had hoped. I think you’re right in that I need to give it more time. Do you know the answer to this – should I stop walking when the pain starts or should I stop? I can usually walk anywhere from 800-1200 steps without much pain. I do not have pain medication. I took what they gave me post surgery and took it on the exact schedule they said. I can only take very limited NSAIDs due to bleeding ulcers in my past. I think my biggest issue is that I have a couple of friends who had this surgery and were immediately better so maybe my expectations were too high. I have not lifted anything more than 10 pounds as instructed and have tried to limit my bending and twisting as much as possible. I’m going to tough it out until my appointment on November 11 unless something serious develops. Thanks again.

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Wow, no pain meds at all? Makes me wince?

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