Sun, 02/28/2010 - 10:12 .16yrstruckin
Points: 2 new here
Hi, just found this site last night waiting on meds to work. I just had an partial microdiscetomy on the L5/S1; on Feb 18, 2010. I have driven semi's for 16 yrs. Back in Aug of '09, I stepped off the back of the tractor and herniated that disc. I went thought 2 rounds of P/T and 2 rounds of injections(yuck!!and ouch!!). Workman's comp tried all this before they would let me have surgery. I know it's been only ten days sense surgery, but I was wondering how long before the pain in my left hip and leg goes away if ever. I also wonder if I will ever be able to get behind the wheel of a rig again. Thanx ahead of time for any insight. Also the herniation on the MRI was a "4mm" but the NS said it was worse then they thought. And when he cut it off the nucleus squirted out like a tube of toothpaste being stepped on. Is that normal? And if I step or move wrong I get extremely sharp pains down my left leg. Went to town with my wife Thursday for lunch, a 11 mile trip, and by time we got home I was hurting really bad. I think that was her driving.HA!HA!