I'm 2 months out from a 3 level lumbar decompression fusion.
I had my first back surgery 17 years ago, root nerve decompression of the L4-5, when I was 25 years old. I had my second surgery at the end of Jan. of this year. Third surgery a week after that; unfortunately, I encountered complication which made my scheduled 4 day stay in the hospital to a 3 week hell.
After surgery I noticed that my left butt cheek,the back of my left leg to my knee, anus and my penis was numb. Doc said it could be swelling from the surgery. Second surgery to fix complications from first one did not show any nerve problems with first surgery.
So now it's been 2 months and still no change in the numbness. Except now have weakness in my left foot and both my left foot and leg fall asleep/pins and needle sensation all the time, especially when I sit.
So, has anyone experience this and did it ever go away. I'm experiencing some problems with my bladder and bowels as well. When I was in the hospital I could not void myself with out being catheterized. I can pee myself now but my bladder does not empty so I have to go all the time.
Any comments would be appreciated.