Hi I just wanted to let everyone know. That I had a new mri and a second appt. with the neurosurgeon today April 15th. The neuro and his p/a both told me that nothing has really changed on my mri since last yr. The p/a did another neuro exam and found my left leg to be moderately weaker than the right. She also commented on my jumpy reflexes. We discussed my neck thing but, for the second appt in a row the doctor didnt not comment on my neck or say anything about pt for it so we will wait that out. The neurosurgeon and I both agree I have been going through this way too long to not have this surgery done. The neurosurgeon says the surgery will be an open precedure to relieve my L5/s1 paracentral herniation symptoms of leg pain and foot toe numbness with an 1 inch to 1 1/2 inch incision since my prominent symptoms are on the left side but i am also occasionally having right side symptoms also he is going to do it open so as to make sure he gets it all. I won't know what time the surgery is until the scheduling nurse calls me either today or tomorrow. I hope some of you will answer with post surgery tips so I know what I can look forward to and be aware of.
Thanks for all of your support,