I am just past the 3 month mark of my surgery. L4-S1 disc removal due to degeneration, nerve canal compression, bulging disc, and a bone spur. I was fused from L4-S1. My neuro told me that recovery would be 3 to 6 months.
When I went to the PM last month, she said my recovery would be more like 6 to 12 months. I'm pretty ticked that the surgeon misled me. At 2 months out, I was still in a lot of pain and having tons of spasms. PM said this was a bit unusual.
Over the last month, I've gotten worse. The few things that went away after surgery were replaced with new and different pain in the beginning. Now, almost everything that had gone away is back! On top of the new pain. Has this ever happened to you?
I regret, at this moment, doing the surgery. I see the surgeon next week. I want to know what is going on and will this get better. I'm also going to get a copy of my medical record from the office and see another doctor. I don't know how the surgery that was my only option since everything else didn't work has left me worse off.
Advice or suggestions would be appreciated. I'm starting to lose hope.