For the past few days, I've been noticing an aching in my right hip (where the pain from my back used to go) all the way down to the arch of my right foot. Usually by the time I get home each day, I've built up so much pain that I can barely stand it. For the past few nights, I've taken a hot bath, put on a therma care wrap, or used my electronic muscle stimulator. Tonight, I'm going to need a pain pill. I cannot believe how much it hurts. I'm at about a 7-8 right now. I'm generally at 0, with just stiffness as the result of my surgery. I need to go to a meeting tonight - quilt guild, and I'm part of the board, so I have to go - and I just want to curl up in a ball and stay put. Back to grin and bear it I guess.
I think I'll make an appointment with my physical therapist and see if we can work out what is causing this. No pain in my back, just blazing down the sciatic nerve like it used to do. ACK! I can't deal with this.
3 level spinal fusion, L3/4, L4/5, L5/S1, November 2008. Stiff, but I can walk.