Hello everyone! I posted in the surgery area before I had the surgery, but I didn't get a lot of replies. I am 2 weeks out from the discectomy, and I am not sure if I am doing well or not!!!!
I had pain in my legs, actually both of them down to my toes before surgery. I still have it. I also had a lot of back pain always on my left side, and that is still there. I do know that this surgery is not to help back pain. I had seen 4 different surgeons before I decided to have surgery. I finally agreed with the 4th one, lol!
I was told by all the other surgeons that I needed a spinal fusion, I was not sure that is what I wanted to do. I finally decided with this surgeon in Albany, ny that I wanted to go for the discectomy. He told me that we would try this first because I had severe leg pain, and numbness. I got hurt at work in 2006. I have had a number of things done to help the pain, but nothing worked.
Anyhow, I am writing a book here!!! I am still having to take pain meds everyday. I hurt a awful lot in my back, along with my legs. I feel like I am not sure if I should still be feeling this way after 2 weeks? I can not sit for long, I get severe stabbing pains in my back if I do.
I would love to here from anyone and everyone that has had this done! I am not sure what is right/ wrong to feel. I do have a follow up coming up with my surgeon soon, but I wanted to see how others felt after their surgery.