28. August 2009 - back surgery

Well. It’s been an interesting week. On Tuesday, I went into the hospital for a lumbar microdiscectomy to relieve the sciatica I’ve had since back in the spring.

Things went pretty well, in spite of me being really nervous about the surgery. Dr. Kim calmed me down more than once, and appears to have done a good job, since I’m having only minimal pain in my leg. I’ve already quit taking the prescription painkillers for the post-operative pain after sleeping through the night last night, and I’m up and around today, and actually managed to make it to the neighborhood garage to get the oil changed in my truck and hit the McDonald’s drive-thru for lunch.

Initially I’d feared I’d be out the three weeks in the “up to three weeks recovery time,” but today I’m thinking that I’ll be back at work for at least a partial day on Monday. So overall, I think it’s been a pretty good week. And that’s going to do it for now. I’m ready for a nap.

Copyright 2009, Dave Polaschek. Last updated on Mon, 15 Feb 2010 14:02:38.