Ok, this is weird and embarrassing, but some how I think ya'll will understand.
I had my lumbar fusion June 30 2010. Everyone had told me that I should have one of those elevated toilet seats for my recovery period so I got one. I couldn't begin to sit on that thing because apparently it pushed against my already angry nerve that runs down the back of my right thigh. I took it off the potty and did just fine with out it.
Having said that, almost a year later, I have started feeling pain in the same spot again. It started a couple of weeks ago when straining on the potty. (Lord, this is embarrassing) It seems like the more I strain, the more it hurts. But how else am I going to go??? This pain happens only when I'm on the potty. I'm not using the elevated seat...just the regular potty seat.
Does this sound strange? I'll tell you one thing, having a lumbar fusion makes some of the strangest things happen in your body!