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Karen (@ktrammell1)

Struggling after Hemilaminectomy

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

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I thought I would post an update to my Laminectomy Recovery or lack thereof. It has now been 10 weeks since my surgery at Mayo Jax. The first month post surgery was difficult and frustrating. Weeks 5, 6 and 7 started to show improvement and even got to point I could walk 15 minutes without much pain and do general housework for a couple hours. However, weeks 8, 9, and 10 have been horrible and in a downward spiral. I am now actually worse than I was before surgery. I have no idea what happened or what caused this. But the pain is horrible now when I stand or walk and it takes anywhere from 15 minutes to hours to resolve when I sit. Prior to surgery the pain would resolve in a few minutes after I sat down. I have become very frustrated and incredibly discouraged. I have an appointment with my surgeon coming up this week.

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@ktrammell1 Karen. Please let us know how the appt goes!

Wow. That would be very discouraging indeed! I wonder if you have a new disc issue or a fragment of broken away bone. I am sure they will be ordering a new MRI/CT scan, etc. Hoping they find a fixable reason! Good luck and let us know what you find out. Take care.

I am so sorry to hear this. I hope your surgeon can discover the problem (s) and lead you back on the road to healing❤️

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