Well, Im finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnell. Had my op on 04/09/08 and they were due to let me go home on Saturday 6th but due to me being very sick on the meds they gave me they kept me in for another night so was able to come out on the Sunday. Had the op done at the same time as another girl, same L5/S1 and she was 10 years younger than me, but I was up and walking loads quicker (guess being a smoker helped!!!) Then Sunday night/Monday morning was a whole different story as I was ill at the other end!!!! Seems some of the meds did not agree with me. And I lost 5lbs!!!! Im now only taking paracetomol and oramorph as and when I need it. Walked down to the local shop with my friend yesterday and Monday (its about a 10 minute walk) and couldnt believe how tired it made me. Other than that Im really pleased with how Im feeling, its uncomfortable to sit for too long so lying and standing are best for me. Off out today for a bit of shopping with my friend so feeling positive and looking at it as my mission to acomplish for today.
Weird thing was the surgeon gave me the disc pieces he removed in a tube as thought I would like to see how much he removed (he advised he removed more than he had intended because of how bad it had got!!!) so he advised I have very little of my L5 disc left!!! Amazing how something so small can cause all of that pain. However the good news is I have feeling back in my left bum cheek and in my left thigh it comes and goes and no pain down my left leg. I do get the odd muscular pain in my right bum cheek though (never had this before) guess it just where my nerves in my back were annoyed and played with that may have caused this, Im sure it will settle down soon. Staying at my friends til the end of the week then going home so will update you guys again then.
Sally-Anne xxx :H :H =D>