It has now been a week since my laminectomy & discectomy. Don't ask me where the week has gone. I hardly know what day it is! With fifteen staples to show for it, the surgery was a success. Came out of surgery immediately with more sensation and less pain than I went in with.
Now comes the recovery. I've been fairly groggy since I got home from the surgery center Wednesday and I'm accomplishing little more than showering and feeding myself, but all in all I have no complaints. Hopefully the staples will come out (and I can get out of the house) on Monday the 29th. Until then I just get to lay low and take it easy. Two things I'm not very good at.
My brain function--i.e. the amount of time I am awake, coherent, and semi-alert--is improving as I cut back on the number of pain pills, muscle relaxers, and steroids they sent me home on. However, I haven't put much of a dent in the stack of reading material next to my bed.
I will attempt a better and more informative update later in the week.