Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: I went back to my private Idaho
S1-L5 herniated disc w/ fragments...felt like a hot poker in my left buttock, pain in the left leg, weak ankle, numb foot. Has a discectomy and the bones trimmed on Nov. 15. I could feel the knit in the little socks the hospital put on me while I was in the recovery room, perfect results. I went in at 6:30 am, walked out at 4:00 pm ( I chose to lay there an extra 4 hours). I stayed home for a month, then went back to work as a construction equipment mechanic, on light duty. By the end of January, I plan on playing basketball. For my situation, surgery was the best move.