:''( I had a endoscopic micro discectomy at L2 on Friday. I was discharged home on Saturday. I was told my surgery went well but the disc was a bit difficult to dislodge and they had to do some tugging to get it dislodged from the nerve root. I was pain free when I woke up but as the marcaine wore off the soreness set in. By the eveningof the night I was discharged, I was having significant spasms across my hip going around into my goin and down my thigh. By midnight that night I was screaming with pain from the spasms. My husband finally called 911 the next morning when he couldn't get me to the bathroom. I somehow made it to the toilet and when I sat the spasms were so severe that I was crying nonstop and could not move. The rescue squad guys had to lift me off the toilet, straightened me out, and doing that caused the spasms to ease. As long as I didn't move I was okay. In the ER they gave me IV valium and kept me there 7 hours repeating the dose by mouth until I could get up and walk without too much pain. Once I could walk they sent me home on lots of drugs.
Now I am home taking muscle relaxants and pain medicine around the clock. It's post-op day 4 and I still have mild spasms. I am drugged up and zoned out. My question is this....has this happened to anyone else and will I end up going to the Betty Ford Clinic to detox by the time I get better from the spasms? I am so disappointed. I thought I was going to be all better and here I am in worse shape than I was before I started out. Can someone please tell me what the hell is going on? :''(