#:S Hi there, just thought I would bring you up to date and I would also like to ask others some advice.
I have had sciatica, leg pain radiating down left leg. Had MRI results showing spinal stenosis, L5 S1 herniated disc, bulging disc above and below, arthritis of spine, disc degeneration. I have had the pain since October 2008. Doc is trying to get an appt. for me to see a surgeon (I live in Ontario, Canada) and the wait is roughly about six months before I will be able to get an appt.
In the meantime, I did receive a cortisone injection yesterday which helped my buttock pain although I still have left lower leg and foot pain.
My daughter has asked me if I would like to go to an all inclusive vacation with her (in the next week or so), just the two of us. I feel I would love to go but wonder if the flight of four hours would irritate my problems. I thought the sun would help, the heat and getting away from it all.
My husband says I should go. I also wondered if I should be doing exercises while I still have the leg and foot pain. I am going into my 3rd month with this pain and I am getting depressed because I thought things would have improved by now.