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I had a bilateral decompression of L4-L5 and L5-S1 last Wednesday May 8th.

This was surgery number 10 for me, but the only spine one.

Man I forgot just how much the o'l body can hurt. Thank God for muscle relaxants and pain meds.

Probably be a couple of months til I'm back on the bike. Really sucks as this is the most prime time of the year to ride around here.

Think I will send my ECU to Steve in Sunny Florida for the latest addition to his fantastic flash. My ECU was one of the first one's he flashed, which at that time he had not added the Fuel cut delete to the mix.

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Wow... That really sucks. I hope your recovery is swift and successful!
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Sorry you're laid up for a while.

I had the same surgery but one level higher, about 18 months ago. 100% cure. But, and this is really important, you MUST follow the doc's instructions. My doc said no lifting more than 2 pounds (or was it 3 pounds?) for a couple of weeks. No using the vacuum for 3 months. No lying on soft surfaces like a puffy couch.

I was surprised how physically unable I was for at least a month. Just walking around the condo parking lot was painful and exhausting. At 2 months I was feeling ready to be a lot more active, but the doc and physical therapist were putting restrictions on me.

At 3 months I went back to work but didn't want to. I had to for financial reasons. Walking was fine but sitting was still painful. Lifting overhead was tricky, so I learned to travel super light.

The physical therapist was a really attractive and very interesting woman. Too bad it would have crossed all kinds of ethical lines to ask her out.

The modern back surgeries are really good compared to even just a few years ago. Your chances of being pain free are excellent. But be sure to follow instructions and be a good patient for the next 4 months!
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Heal up and follow all the doctor's and therapist's advice. My simple micro-discectomy at L5-S1 turned into permanent damage thanks to the discitus caused by infection. It took 3 months to flair up and put me in the hospital. 8 weeks of intravenous antibiotics. Permanent nerve issues.

When we make microprocessors we do so in a clean room environment to make sure nothing foreign gets in the material. Hospitals pay someone $10 an hour to clean the operating room. You can see where our priorities are in our society.
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When we make microprocessors we do so in a clean room environment to make sure nothing foreign gets in the material. Hospitals pay someone $10 an hour to clean the operating room. You can see where our priorities are in our society.
Ugh, I'm sorry you've had that bad outcome.

My dad nearly died from a superbug blood infection he caught during a minor surgical procedure recently. He spent several weeks in the hospital on IV antibiotics, and now is home with daily IV antibiotics. He was lucky to beat the odds, especially being elderly. There's a 60% mortality rate with that infection for those treated in the hospital, with nearly 100% mortality for those who don't make it to the hospital immediately.

This particular bug kills a lot of people, and it is nearly 100% an infection caught in hospitals. It doesn't seem like something that should be happening at all.
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...My doc said no lifting more than 2 pounds for a couple of weeks...
so you were relegated to lite beer? Man that sucks!
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Thanks guys for the kind words.

Getting old sucks.

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Thanks guys for the kind words.

Getting old sucks.
That's why riding takes priority over most everything else. Don't know how much time I will have left. I haven't worked a full week since the 1st week in March. If the weather is nice I take off 3 hours early and go for a ride. I'm not commuting anymore and have to take a lot of breaks to walk around but I still managed to put down a couple thousand miles in 2019 to far.
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Thanks guys for the kind words.

Getting old sucks.
Hope you recover soon and fully.
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Thanks guys for the kind words.

Getting old sucks.
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As for "Getting old sucks." - not QUITE as much as the alternative does....

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