Hi as some of you know I had my lower spine surgery L-4 to S-1 on December 14, 2010. This surgery landed me back in the hospital 2 days after release from surgery for 3 days with unbearable pain in my right leg to foot, right hip area and lower back, They treated it with steroids and it did go from unbearable pain to bearable with pain meds. Also my right leg had no major problems prior to sugery it was my left leg that was very bad. I had a Liminectomy L-4 to S-1 to cure chronic back and leg pain that was wordening over the kast few years and affecting my walking, sitting, standing and even lying down.
The update is that now my right leg still has pain, and my left leg has joined back in. Sitting and walking are getting more difficult and painful. I have been woke up from my sleeo with the terrible pain in my legs and lower back and I almost went to the ER, but I toke pain meds quickly and after about an hour it lessened to bearable.
To make this more weird, I had an ACDF on August 4, 2010 to protect my upper spine and to relieve pain and numbness in my left arm and hand which it did quite well. Well in the last week my index and middle fingers of my left hanf have with the slightest pressure to them started painfully sort of shocking my hand from the inside.
I don't know what I'm going to do if this keeps up, I'm back to wear I was., maybe worse. I feel he will want to lower my pain meds a little at the next appointment on February 4, but if this doesn't get better to some degree by then I don't know what I'm going to do.
My whole goal for this surgery was to reduce signicately or elimate the pain so I wouldn't need pain meds as I hate the side affects that come with the pain relief that almost make you someone else. I feel like I going down the tubes without much I can do. He did tell me that if this surgery didn't eliminate most of the pain there where other things he could do. I sure hope there is an d soon. This is a very depressing situation. Please drop a prayer for me if you have time and any ideas or just thoughts will be appreciated.
God Bless you all and I pray for all of you to be pain free.