Haven't been on since the holidays. On Jan 3 (two months post PLIF L4/L5/S1) I had to travel for two weeks for work. Flew from NY to CA and was ok. Actually was doing very well to the tune of not taking any meds at night (did seem to be my new normal) except my neurontin which I am taking for residual foot nerve pain and sciaticia (is this normal?). Then I flew from San Diego to Las Vegas and after two days in vegas was back to some nice sciacticia (despite the neurontin). I think it was the walking (the hotel conference centers are horrible). Then stupid me...had a little too much fun..dancing the night away and AHHHH. The next day was a nightmare. I ended up taking my pain meds that night and felt considerably better but the sciatica is not completely gone again like it was a few weeks ago;. My warning to you all is watch the dancing. LOL.
Anyone else have these setbacks? Too much too soon? Is the foot pain normal? I feel like it will never go away sicne it has been consistent since surgery. I also get numbness in my calf both of which I had prior to surgery.