I'm looking for some feedback from my fellow TT members. I have had lower back problems for the past 20+ years ranging from muscle spasms, to bulging discs and as of this past weekend a herniated disc. Over the years I have had a couple epidural pain management injections that provided little to no relief, about five years ago I had an RF ablation for my lumbar facet joints that was a lifesaver for me and allowed me to get back to playing golf on a regular basis.
At the moment, I'm laying in a hospital bed waiting for a neurosurgeon to evaluate my latest injury that occurred on Saturday that has left me unable to walk or even stand because I can't bear weight on my right leg. The ER docs are indicating that surgery is very likely in the next few hours.
While I understand that no two people have the exact same injury, severity of injury, pain tolerance, etc. I'm hoping any of you who may have gone through herniated disc related surgeries could share with me your experiences and the time it took to recover and were allowed to play golf again.
Obviously my first priority is to be able to get back on my feet and lead a regular life, not to mention being able to return to my job but returning to the golf course and my golf addiction is also pretty far up the list, maybe even higher than returning to work. :)
Thanks in advance for any insights any of you may be able to offer.