1st post here so hello, my name is lee, 33years old and from the UK.
I am now 9 weeks post op microdiscectomy after suffering from 'Cauda Equina Syndrome’ and I wish I had found this forum a long time ago!
Went back to see the consultant yesterday and was told I was lucky not to be incontinent and or impotent so when all things considered the slight numbness and loss of strength in my left leg is a 'luck break'. He showed me the pictures from the MRI scan and even I could see I had done a very good job on myself.
Before I had the op, I had severe pain in my left leg and numbness, that then became pain an numbness in both legs and then began loosing bowel control and sensation in all related areas.
I went to see the Doctor, was referred straight to the hospital (same day) stayed overnight and had the op 9am next day, so the NHS does work ;-)
Still getting good days and bad but am back at work now.
Any way to cut what seems to be fast becoming a long story short..... Does anyone have any specific kind of chair they recommend post op for returning to an office job?
Chairs with lumbar support seem to irritate my scar.
Any help or advice would be most welcome