It has been 8 months post-op from my 5 level fusion L1-S1 with rods and screws. I had hoped to give a great report. My R leg which was really bad is wonderful except for numbness on the front of the leg and 2 toes. But since I came out of surgery my good L leg has been terrible. Lots of numbness, the whole leg often drags, severe spasms in my foot and the pain over the area where bone was taken is constant.
My Dr. keeps telling me to be patient that nerves take time to heal. I know that is true. But I now am unable to walk as far as I did before surgery. My balance is very bad and often I am unable to tell where I have placed my left foot.
I have great difficulty standing up straight. Before surgery I bent towards the left side due to scoliosis. But now I can not straighten my back and am leaning not only to the left but to the front. I am 63 and the surgery was very long and recovery was difficult and slow. I don't think I have it in me to go through another surgery, but the thought of living this way is very distressing. Any comments or idea would be appreciated.