I just want some insights on people's experience.
In case you don't know my background, Aug09 blew out my disc. It was a wrong stretch and ended up in ER to find out I had a annular tear and a large herniation disc material impinging the nerve.
I lost feeling in my left buttocks, a little perineum, back left thigh, left heel to outer 2 toes. I also lost ankle reflex.
I had MicroD within 2 weeks and never really got relief. At week 10 post Op, the MRI showed I had another large herniation at the same level so I had a revision in Feb 10 (new surgeon).
I recovered well from the surgery, got a lot of strength in my leg back and can even push up on my toes and walk without a limp. I can stand and sit for longer periods (1-2 hours) though I try not to because I know it's not good for me.
So, my question. Will I ever get feeling back on my left side? I know people really can't answer that but wondering if anybody has had a similar experience and wanted to know what you decided in terms of more tests, other treatments, etc.
My surgeon is great and while we agreed to stay the course if I didn't get worse, I know he would meet me and send me for more tests if I had concerns. I certainly don't want another surgery but I guess I don't want to miss an opportunity to get the feeling back in my left leg.