The pain in my right leg is gone, but the pain in my left continues..
I'd say the nerve on my left side was compressed for 4 months our so by a 6mm bulge. My right leg became involved for the last 2 months, on and off.
The tingling and burning would alternate sides every day.
Funny thing is, the last 2 weeks before surgery, my right leg was the most upset.
I tried to not take Oxy last night to see what would happen and to see where my pain level was.
Woke up in the morning feeling like I was kicked by a mule, I'd say it was a good solid 7 or so by 10am.
I was pretty surprised by the level of pain and pressure it felt like someone was sitting on my back.
That was pretty discouraging.. Ended that experiment quickly..
It's funny how some folks on here get immediate relief, others at 14 days or so are down to a pain level of 1, others seem to take about 7 weeks or so.
So for what it's worth, I'm officially still at a 7 w/o Meds..
Makes me REAL nervous.. I know it's still early.. but the disproportionate relief on my right side which is at a 0-1 vs the left is concerning.
The bottom of my left foot has started tingling at from the bottom of the toes to about the front 1/3 of my foot..
I'm telling myself it is the nerve healing back up.
I'd really like to get an MRI to see if the pressure is really off the nerve, because it doesn't feel like it.
So.. that's where I'm at..