I have a microdiscectomy schedule in 2 days (Nov 13)
Starting on labor day (around 8 weeks) I've had severe pain (at first) and weakness etc.. L4/L5 herniation.
Extreme weakness in left leg.. cramping fatigure.. severe limp etc.
BUT.. the last few weeks I am feeling so GOOD.. nearly pain free! But still cannot stand up on my left foot.. only about 1" for 1 second off my heal. And still fatigued by end of day.. and some muscle loss on left side.
But geeze.. reading some stories.. I hate to subject myself to surgery if I "feel" so good. Although AS IS the weakness is limiting what I can do.
After 9 weeks.. quite a long time of PT and other treatments.. could this weakness still go away? Ive kept track carefully for 5 weeks now.. and very tiny improvement.. but some anyway!... maybe from no standing up left leg tip toes to heal up around 1" for 1 second.