Lumbar Laminectomy - Recovery

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What was the recovery period for your lumbar laminectomy?
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Published: January 20

I am rounding the bend to six weeks out from lumbar laminectomy and I do feel a lot better but still so far from fully functional. I was told by my surgeon that my recovery was excellent. I can't imagine if there were problems. I have learned about myself and have, of necessity, learned patience with myself. If my husband had not been so attentive, concerned, informed and available, I don't know how well it would have gone. He is my rock and he has no idea how grateful I really am. Ok, he knows a little. A bad day feels like what I call triple gravity. A not good day is double gravity. A good day is normal gravity..

Published: December 29

I had pain so severe I could not stand or walk 50 meters even with a walking stick. I was misdiagnosed by my first general physician (GP) and went through 10 months of pain while having physiotherapy and acupuncture to no avail. Second GP said it was pinched nerve, and CT scan, MRI and operation found cyst at L4, L5. No pain after the lumbar laminectomy and I was walking same day. Now it is 18 days after operation and it is going well..