Some of you may remember me posting a while back about my upcoming revision discectomy. Unfortunately, due to deteriorating symptoms my op was brought forward to 2nd Feb. Following the op I have been left with both numb legs from foot up to thigh and whole of saddle area. My consultant took me back to theatre 2 days later as he was concerned about a haematoma around the cauda equina area. Following this second op, I still have no feeling in either legs along with bladder and bowel incontinence. I am home now but emotionally a wreck. Every morning I wake up hoping that there will be some glimmer of feeling.
Another concern I was wondering about was swollen feet, ankles and lower legs. It started a few days ago. I have a catheter fitted at present but I'm careful that I regularly open the tap to empty. I have an appointment with Urology next week and I hope they will give me guidelines about living with the catheter.
I've never had such swollen feet before and I wondered whether I should tell my gp about it.
I would also be interested to hear from anybody else that has suffered from CES and how the condition progressed.