Hi just joined as it seems the best place for good advice, help and tlc.
My op was 14th dec, after the initial 2/3 weeks of pain and discomfort things are getting better. Trouble is when I start to relax sit/ lie I get terrible pain in my buttock and cramps in my calves. Feels like the sciatica pain pre op. Painkillers do nothing and i called my surgeons his PA advised ibuprofen which doesn't do that much either. He did say the nerves will take time to settle but nothing more enlightening! My next follow up isn't for another 6 weeks.
Beginning to feel anxious that it was worth going through surgery. Feeling sorry for myself and hope someone can offer help or relate to my issues.
I am 53 yr old female underwent TLIF laminectomy plus bone graft. L4 L5