Thanks to so many of you who have been writing to me regarding my recent surgery. I am new here and the advice has been so welcoming. I feel some of you have become real good friends already (John B - your amazing)!!!
Well this afternoon was my first appointment with P.T. I had my surgery 16 days ago. Fortunately they took it real easy on me. The therapist massages my incision sight as he says I am getting bumpy there and scar tissue is beginning to form He was quite concerned about the swelling and told me to make sure i don't start running a fever & just to watch it.
He did ice therapy with the TENS machine and a few stretches. So not too bad atall. I did feel pain down my left side with the excerices, and my left foot is still very much numb down the outside and the sole of my foot. Therapist said it is at the S1 level. But all in all said its normal just being a few weeks post op.
I got a visit from the surical assistant at PT, they are all under the same building, and she gave me a new script for pain meds and muscle relaxers so that should see me through going back to work on the 17th.
My left side did not bother me too much before surgery, all my pain and symptoms were on right sided, but post op, my pain and suffering is on my left side although my surgeon said he never touched my left side, just looked!!! It may come around in the next few weeks like the doc said.
I do wonder how many of you re-herniate and how? From accidnet? over doing it? bending? or can it just happen??
Take care everyone, and a huge thank you to all who have been helping me through this.