This is my first time to this particular board. I had surgery on September 4th for a Diskectomy of my L5. They put a "cushion" in place of the disc. My problem is that since about the 4th day after surgery, I have not had a truly good nights sleep. I am having pains in my left leg along with numbness in that leg and the foot. I am on medication for pain Hydrocodone 7.5-500 1-2 pills as needed for pain. I have tried taking this medication at various times, 1 pill at one time, 2 pills together... I am also taking a generic sleeping pil that is Temazeoam 15 mg that I take alone or with the pain medications and still, I am not sleeping. I am doing light physical activity during the day, but I return to my surgeon tomorrow to get released to go back to work and I am afraid of returning to work like this. I can't sleep and I am not able to "adjust" my work schedule - 8am-4:30pm - no ANDS/IFS or BUTS about it. I am afraid that I will have to resign from my job because I have run out of leave and they need to get someone to do my duties as I have been out for 7 weeks now....
Any suggestions/ideas? ~X(
Thanks for listening.