Hello all!! After a previous post complaining about how a cortisone injection had made my sciatica much worse, I was admitted to hospital 1st Aug in excruciating agony and had a discectomy in the afternoon.
I woke up and was amazed to feel no sciatic leg or buttock pain. 5 days later and there's still nothing there. However I have started to get lower back pain, to the right of my surgical site, midway to my hip on the other side. I've never had it there before and I hope hope hope it's just all part of healing and inflammation.
Yesterday was a disaster though. These surgical stockings are so slippy on my wooden floors and I ended up falling - and BENDING almost double. I spent a long time in tears last night convinced I'd undone all te good work. I'm hoping that I would know - or there would be some pain? My surgical site is sore but it's not agony. If I had reherniated would I feel it? I am torturing myself here!
I live on my own and I'm trying really hard to follow all the rules. I take 3 or 4 flow walks of about ten mins a day and spend te rest of the time lying down and doing my exercises. Sitting is still too uncomfortable.
My wound being checked in just over a week and starting hydrotherapy physio 23rd August.
I am trying to keep myself positive by reading how you are all doing too, good luck to all of you! X