I decided it's time to do a sanity check on my back vs. my high tolerance for pain.
I am almost 2 years out of a revision Microdiscectomy at L5S1. While I did get 'better' - leg strength back, reduced leg pain, no longer limp; I never got as good as I wanted - still have numbness, back pain, etc.
About 4-5 months ago, my back pain in the middle of the night has grown pretty bad whenever I try to move, it's quite painful. for 2 months, I had trouble standing upright for the 1st 10 mins or so that I could get myself up an out of bed.
Well, the back pain seems to be increasing as does the leg pain with some signs of pain in the 'good leg'.
I assume this is just life and have been 'dealing'(stretching, walking, tyleonol, advil, water, etc.)
Well, my husband encouraged me to call the doctor. My surgeon sent me to my General Practioner to start. My GP is wonderful and said "It's time to do another MRI just to make sure we give you the right guidance because he hates that I'm in pain daily".
So Wednesday...I go for another MRI.
I really am so lucky to have a GP & Surgeon that care about what's best. I really don't care what the outcome of the MRI is because I 'win' either way.
Wish me luck!
I hope it's nothing b/c then I can move on with my exercise and lifestyle. If it's 'something'...well, we take it from there and I hope I have options to get some additional relief.