Hello! My name is Amanda. I've been living with severe sciatica for 3 years now from my lower back all the way down my butt, thigh, calf, and foot from a crushed disc, and it has been worse in the last year and a half. It got to the point where I lost the use of my legs, ending my career as a ballerina and left me trapped in the bed in unbearable pain. I had lumbar laminectomy surgery done on 8/1/2007 where the disc was removed and my spine fused together.Lately it has been really bad in my calf. If I relax or even stretch, my calf erupts in pain and it feels like rocks rolling through (and you can even see it on my skin when it does). When this happens, I am down for a day or two where I cant do very many activities like I used to. I was wondering if someone can help me on a question. I'm supposed to be flying to Korea sometime in the next week or so with my husband to pick up our son who we're adopting from there, but I am really nervous about the 22 hour flight to Seoul. I am worried about how my legs will react with the cabin presure inside the plane. I'm not sure if I will be able to go for fear of being stuck on that plane in intense unbearable pain, and I'm wondering if anyone else out there has gone through this too and what might help me decide whether to fly or have my husband go over alone.I am hoping someone may be able to help! Thanks alot!