Hello everyone, i was here about a year ago looking for advice.
So i am one year out from surgery on Feb 11th. I had a lumbar discectomy L5 S1 minor compared to many here.
I had extensive scar tissue on the nerves, and the derma was nicked and leaking spinal fluid. My outpatient surgery became inpatient and i stayed overnight flat on my back with a cath.
I was able to go home the next afternoon and felt great no leg pain or back pain. Just numbness down the back of my butt, heel,leg. the numbness has remained and is permanant.
few days later i got muscle spazams so bad i couldn't get out of bed. but got some muscle relaxers and really that was the worst of it.
i have a permanant 40 occ 20 reg lifting restriction, which has kept me from work. I have occasional pain and tripped oneday and now have numbness all the way to my toes.
overall i am glad i got the surgery and reccomend my surgeon