I was told by my surgeon that unpinching the nerves surgically that were causing my sciatic pain down my left butt and thigh would have 90% to 95% success to be pain free. First few days after surgery I was feeling pretty good and I was encourages. A week or so after the surgery a new Hell took over - a nerve tear. Pain from this was like no other I have ever experienced. Long story short, on 6/24 I had to have the left back incision reoperned to repair the nerve tear.
So now I am sitting almost 6 full weeks from the fusion surgery and almost 4 fulll weeks from the nerve tear surgery and I still have considerable sciatic pain that requires the same level of pain meds as I needed before any surgery, The pain is actually a little worse at times.
Am I being tooo impatient? My surgeon tendes to sugar coat things and told me he would have me running on a track within 3 mos. Well, after almost 2 I can just about walk and I cannot sit for more than 10 minutes. Running probably will never happen.
Also, I had anterioir and posterior incisions. The anterior incision has caused my stimach to srick out like I am bloated. Will that go down? I feel bloated and uncomfortable and the scar looks like it is pulling as if he pulled the string too tight. The two back incisions look healed but their is puffiness over on of them as if it also was pulled to tight. I am very thin so it is not like a lot of fat was there to be in the way. Will these go down over time?