Just a quick note to let folks know how I am doing. Mar 12, 2009 has my second microd in 7 years onm l4/l5. Overall I am doing wonderful and most days I have no issues. I don't lift anything over 20#, i try not to stretch to reach, etc. I can sit forever with no pain now. If I lift too much (yesterday I lifted a friend's kid out of a pool as she flipped over in her floatie) - she weighs about 45 lbs, so today I have some soreness and numbing in the foot and some minor calf/hip tweaks. Seems that the day when I do something I feel fine, then the next few days I get those nerve pains, not very badly, back as a reminder that I did too much. I try to tell myself it's just a flare up and I'm getting better - I worry sick I re injured myself but that's slowly improving as well. I am slowly able to do more without the pains coming back, so overall I'm doing great, just the flare ups when I do too much. Tossing a football now is possible without pain the next day for instance.
Anyone else getting these flare ups for a couple days after you do too much, but otherwise doing fine? My original issues were buttock/calf/foot charlie horses that didnt end, numb foot and butt, etc. Nothing close to those pains now, just twinges off and on when I do to much.
PS - I started being fine after STOPPING pt. They were having me do too much and not letting the nerve heal properly first apparently...so now I let it heal and take it easy!