I'm new to the forum and I have been having sciatica for almost 10 months now. I am a 25 year old male, 6in 2ft tall. 250 pounds. I knew a couple of months ago I had two lumbar disc herniations in the L4/L5 and L5/S1 discs pushing against the sciatic nerve of my right leg. I am constantly reminded by the this dreaded illness due to the pain associated with it. I feel so sorry for myself as I'm only 25. At the same time I feel so angry. Every time I remember this permanent damage that occurred to my spine, and that I will never be normal again for the rest of my life, I get so angry and I feel so confused, devastated and aggravated. I just get to a point where I don't know what to do. Deep inside I melt down every time I think about my future and how I'm going to live for the rest of my life with something constantly agonizing you to your very soul....
I have been going to physical therapy for the last two weeks and had a spinal epidural injection and nothing seems to work. The doctor said that if the physical therapy and epidural didn't help, than we can discuss surgery, "Microdiscectomy".
Sometimes I feel like breaking down and crying because I have been cornered by this condition, and because spinal surgeries don't have good reputations either.
What do I do at this point? I got nothing, I'm just trying to keep myself pulled together but it seems like this thing has started to get to me.... Please let me know what you think.... Anything, say good, say bad,,, just say whatever you want....
I just wanted somebody to read this,,, just you reading it would make me feel a lot better,,,,
Thank you all,