I’m currently scheduled to get decompression surgery in late Nov. I’m in law school, and we’ve planned to do the surgery over exams/Winter break so that I can take the 4-5 weeks to recover before going back to school in the new year. However, after reading many posts on this board I’m anxious about how I’ll be feeling and whether I’ll be able to go back to school and write my exams 5 weeks after surgery. I was wondering if anyone here had their surgery while in college or went back to a demanding job 5 weeks after surgery? Did you feel ready? I would appreciate any input!