Surgery went well. I feel great.
First, let me say that I woke up and instantly noticed a difference. It’s been so long that I haven’t had shooting pain down my legs that I kind of forgot what it felt like to not have it.
I was still pretty high from the anesthesia but I remember noticing that the very second I woke up.
I’m in a decent amount of pain from the surgery itself and I can’t take pain killers so I’m a little grumpy.
But all in all, I feel so grateful and happy. This back pain is nothing compared to what nerve pain feels like. Especially considering I know that the back pain will go away. It’s just trauma from cutting into my spine and filling bone away.
I made a little video when I got home. I think you’ll laugh at it.