I had my results today, I have a large bulge on the left-hand side of L5-S1, along with the nerves being 'trapped' (not necessarily by the disc).
A couple of years ago I had surgery to the right side of the same level and now the other side is collapsing.
The consultant has said it is pretty big and therefore I am not a candidate for those lovely injections (phew, didn't fancy that anyway). So I am on the waiting list for another flipping discectomy/foramenectomy/laminectomy.
Oh and on top of that he has noticed some disc fragments floating around in my neck (they obviously didn't do a good enough job of cleaning it out following the ACDF last year).
I'm so fed-up, I know plenty of you have had more ops than I have but come on guys I was hoping for a year off. This is op number 4 in 3 years ............ I'm sick of it.
Sad Grumpy Doofie