Microdiscectomy and microdecompression

Microdiscectomy Recovery at One Year

November 6, 2017 Microdiscectomy and microdecompression

Celebrating my recovery one year after my L4/L5 microdiscectomy and L5/S1 microdecompression.

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Done with PT and Testing the Fourteenstep

April 19, 2017 Figure skating

Finished PT and looking forward to testing my Fourteenstep ice dance!

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Cleared!

February 18, 2017 Figure skating

At three months after two-level back surgery, I’m cleared for normal activities.

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Microendosopic Discectomy

February 18, 2017 Microdiscectomy and microdecompression

Details of microendoscopic discectomy and my experience to help folks facing this same decision.

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More Physical Therapy Progress

February 3, 2017 Figure skating

My latest physical therapy exercises– lots of ab work! Plus work for hips and balance.

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Getting Stronger! And On the Ice

January 8, 2017 Figure skating

Making progress in my PT and taking my first steps on the ice.

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Losing the Pain

January 5, 2017 Microdiscectomy and microdecompression

Contemplating life with and without chronic pain.

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Physical Therapy Baby Steps

December 12, 2016 Fitness

My first three weeks of physical therapy after my L4/L5 microdiscectomy and L5/S1 microdecompression.

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Supplements and Diet to Encourage Nerve Healing

December 2, 2016 Health and Nutrition

Diet and supplements to encourage nerve healing.

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L5 Weakness: Waiting to see improvement

November 13, 2016 Figure skating

Recovering from L4/L5 and L5/S1 surgery and hoping for improvement of my weak leg.

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