Hello, and sorry about the spelling here and on my last post, i'm on meds and in pain. I had a redo microdiscetomy at l5/s1 two days ago and have been home in pain ever since. I'm now sure that all the pre surgery pain was infact from the re-herniation because now I seem to hurt in all the same places still only a little different, but worse. I think most of the pain is from the new incision going through the old scar tissue, but geez I cant sit or lay without pain. The dr. said the nerve pain would flare for a few days but I think its worse but thank god he switched me from hydro 500 to percets now I can kinda manage. I was so looking forward to a quick recovery because I just had this same surgery 1 and a half years ago but forgot how bad it was post op. Seriously I forgot how to sit, or how I should be sitting or laying I guess i just expected to feel better this time but man it hurts so bad. My heads fuzzy from the meds but I dont think my back was this sore after surgery last time. Im still having muscle spasms and nerve pain in my foot and heel mainly which is where it has been bothering me and the reason I had surgery in the first place.
From what I remember after my surgery last time my leg and foot pain was gone when I woke up and had a litte numbness and kinda sore back. Well atleast he did find two pieces of disc on my nerve root so hopefully soon I start to feel better. Since I had the surgery before I expected to be a pro but im not and now im just scared. Im confusedf?How should I be sitting in a chair, or sitting at all. Should I be laying down flat or on my side, it hurts to lay on my back. How much should I be walking around the house? Is it too early to stretch or bend at all. I dont know any of these answers and am only 2 days post op and expected to feel much better, I called Dr. he said no PT for a month, and no driving for 2 weeks, and that everything will take twice as long this time since its the second surgery on the same level. Any info anybody has please send me i need some help. Is this normal or is something wrong this time>