I'm 11 weeks post op of microdiscectomy L5-S1.
I have had 0 improvement and am even going for a 2nd MRI to ensure I don't still have nerve compression since I have literally had 0 improvement.
BUT as the title would suggest, yesterday I tried walking on my tip-toes. I can only take 3-5 steps but my left foot doesn't instantly collapse. It 'falls' but gradual. It's small but it's the first sign of hope I've had since the surgery.
I've been in a lot of pain, no feeling back, no sleeping, and more pain across my entire back. . . .but I feel like yesterday was the 1st breakthru of more to come!
I start PT next week and am optimistic for the 1st time since my surgery that I have hope!