I have not been posting for the last couple of weeks but I have been reading.
Many may remember that 2 months after my 360 fusion, I herniated the level above L3-4. It really has been bothering me with significant pain in my hips,front thigh/groin and some low back pain.
I went in for epidural injections today and didn't think too much about it after everything I have been thru after the fusion. I didn't have anyone to take me, so I was just going to take a taxi home and sleep/watch TV the rest of the day.
Well, after being woken up, the nurses were going to help me move from the hospital bed to the chair. When I stood up, my left leg completely buckeled and if I hadn't had someone on each side of me I would have went completely down.
We tried again, same thing. Waited awhile, tried again, same results. My PM doc came to check on me, I had a hard time walking, holding my leg out extended, standing on my toes or heels. He told me I had severe imflammation on the left nerve and it would take a while for the steroids to help decrease the imflammation and for my strength to return.
I had to stay the majority of the day and finally after promising I would have someone with me and not be left alone for the next several day, they reluctantly let me go home.
During the assessment before the procedure, they noted my right ankle/foot is still significantly weak......
Will this ever stop? If I have to have more surgery I don't think I could take it......my husband has decided he wants a divorce (which is the real reason I haven't been posting).
My heart just feels like it is breaking and I am so worried about what could happen if he stops keeping me on his
Just once, I wish I could get good news.....I hate all of this!