My surgeon said should have had it done 10 years ago but i was stubborn. Saw a different surgeon 6 years ago he said i was very young to have this severe stenosis. I was born with a narrower than normal spine, so i was doomed from the start. I am coming up on 3 months since surgery and very little progress,can walk without cane in house but use it when i am out,it helps alot. I wish i would have done it a long time ago. So if your doc is recomending surgery get it done sooner rather than later. The older you get the more bone build up and pinching of the nerve roots. My main problem now is the S-1, doc said normal opening is size of quarter, mine was size of pencil. He irritated the nerve alot while grinding the bone to relive pressure on the nerve. All i can do now is keep my spirits up, try to do as much as i can on the farm here and give it time.
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