2nd surgery on L5 S1...(hern disc)
It's been almost 5 weeks since my second surgery. I'm 41 and 125 lbs, don't smoke, drink occasionally and I get the feeling that my back will never be 100% again. How long does it take for the scar tissue to heal? Someone told me because it's my second one there is more scar tissue damage? And what about the inflammation? I have been icing my back about 3/5 times a day, taking it easy, etc..
I called the nurse last week and she had me go in for a blood test just to make sure everything was ok.....infection/inflammation(still waiting on results.) I start physical therapy on 6/6 hoping this will make some difference. All I know is that I'm sick of taking the vicodin and nsaids. Driving is a real experience basically I drive to work and back and that's about it.
My first surgery I bounced right back...was it because I was younger? I sometimes feel this is taking over my life...