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fall 7 months postOp

LovinggardenerLLovinggardener Posts: 494
I stepped on a magazine left on the floor by a student in my class and fell. I landed on the right side of my body. First, I didn't feel a lot of pain. Then, the pain started slowly spreading to the old areas such as down the hamstring and the top of the right foot. Today, I felt a pinch in my right buttock.

After a week, I went to see a orthopedic surgeon to get an evaluation. He put me
on Medrol pack. I am hoping that this will calm down the nerve, and I will continue on my journey of recovering.

Anyone had a similar experience and recovered?


  • if u r the teacher, fail the student :) good luck, medrol pack should do you good and also ice like crazy
  • I had just come home from my first post-op appointment with my NS and my mom was kind enough to vacuum my apartment for me. Unfortunately, she hadn't put the vacuum away and I tripped on the cord with my weak left foot. It was a very awkward fall and I fell on my left hip. I experienced a spinal headache and notified my surgeon. I ended up in the ER the next morning for some IV steroids and for an MRI to check things out. All was good (thankfully) but he was extra cautious and kept me out of work for an extra two weeks. All in all, I was fine.

    I did reherniate two years later. I doubt very much it was related to that fall though!

    Hope you're feeling better!
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