O.K. I've seen postings that say, "As the sciatic nerve heals, a return of pain is a normal part of the process." I'm paraphrasing. Still ...
Until now, I had to keep reminding myself I'd had surgery. No pain, and the only remaining symptoms were a lack of ankle reflexes and a bit of numbness in my heel. Then yesterday morning when I got out of bed, I noticed some of the old pain deep in my left cheek and down the path of the sciatic nerve. It isn't by any means the intensity it was before surgery (an 8-9); this is more like a 3-4.
But why now? (I guess I'm just looking for someone to respond who has had the very same thing happen only to have the pain dissipate once again as progress continued to be made toward healing.)
Thanks for listening!