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Progress - 5 months post revision MicroD

DNiceDDNice Posts: 1,962
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:46 AM in Good News
I had to share.
It's such a small milestone but progress none-the-less.

I had a revision microdiscectomy in Feb 2010.
I was doing well and then the last 3-4 weeks my leg has been bothering me. So I went back to the basics - walking, stretching, not sitting too long, taking tylenol, drinking water.

Well...the milestone is that just when I was worried I was going backward....I found out I can push up on my toes on my bad leg.

This is HUGE! I could walk on tip toes but my left leg was very weak. Well, last week I tried again and if I wasn't tired, I could push fully up on my tip toe.

I waited a few days and showed my husband this morning.
His face lit up....he said "WOW! That's the first real sign of progress!"

There's hope...it's a slow go for sure but the little things are now the big wins.


  • That's great news! I hope you continue to get stronger everyday and recover completely from your surgery. Very encouraging indeed for those who've had surgery. I'm happy for you! Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • Thanks Charry!

    I know it is small.
    But a year ago yesterday I ended up in an ambulance ride to the ER and my life has changed. I still have a ways to go but I'm learning to look for any little sign of improvement to help off set the daily aches and pains.
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