I hope everybody doesn't mind me posting again, but I am feeling really lost and not sure what is happening.
I had a discectomy/laminectomy L3/S1 in Feb 2010, but following an unrelated op in October 2010, pain has started up once again in same area and also left leg. I have also found that the numbness following the discectomy in February seems so much worse. After walking or doing anything remotely active, my right leg, calf and foot is completely numb.I had an MRI on 18th December and I was called by doctor for results a couple of days later.
It appears that I have re-herniated at L5 and now at L4 too. The report went on about narrowing of this and that but I find it difficult to interpret. There is also 'modest' degeneration of the lower 4 lumbar verterbrae, whatever that means.
I just can't believe that i'm going to have to go through surgery again in less than a year. Feb 2010, discectomy and then hysterectomy Oct 2010.
I asked the doctor if he knew what the surgeon was likely to do and he didn't have any answers for me. Just got to wait to hear from the hospital for an appointment to see the consultant.
I just wondered if anybody could give me an idea of what to expect.
I do realise that my situation is so minor in comparison to most of the folk here, but I'm just trying to understand what might be over the horizon for me.