I've been doing so well that I rarely think about my back and surgeries - well, I'm at least down to only thinking about it every few days instead of every hour.
Anyway - I've just realized that the numbness has completely encompassed my big toe now and the other numb parts have gotten more deeply numb.
I just kept thinking that it was my imagination, that it must be my shoe I wore that day, or I'm not really noticing a difference - but now I'm certain. It's been months and months and I'm really sure now.
But - what does it mean. Should I care?
I don't think anything can be done. I wonder if its just scar tissue that is building up on the nerves.
I can safely ignore it can't I? It's relatively easy to ignore, it is numbness after all
I really really hate calling the NS for something like this. They just want to throw medication at me.
so... give me advice! Do you think I can safely ignore this for a year or so? Anyone have any experience with this??
Post-op my entire right leg was like a block of wood. It moved, but you could literally poke needles in it and I would not feel it.
I had a second surgery asap and the numbness stopped spreading and started to reverse.
I did get some feeling back eventually - to where only the outside half of my leg was numb and thick feeling. My toes did stay numb, except the big toe, I did have it back for over a year.