Hello. I hope you all are doing ok. I recently had my first discectomy l4l5 on august 11 2008. Prior to the surgery I was in so much pain in my left leg and lower back that I could barely function. I was on lyrica and flexeril. that did nothing for me most of the time. That is why I chose to have the surgery. I have had many problems since the surgery. The pain in my left leg has traveled even further down and now is in my ankle and foot also and is worse than before the sugery. Back on the lyrica and a steroid dose pack for the second time and still no relief. The pain is worse than ever. CSF leak lots of scar tissue. The CSF leak is not so bad now but when I wake in the am it is usually a bit swollen with fluid which does give me headaches occasionally. I went to the E.R. yesterday because I was in so much pain. They gave me a shot of Toridol and 2 percs and that mad it so I could walk somewhat normal out of the E.R. The 10mg pers def. help take the edge off but god forbid I cough its all over the pain is unbearable. So finally I have an appointment with a pain specialist tomorrow afternoon. Folks I would like to know what to expect. Do you peeps have any advice for me?
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