Lower lumbarectomy: Hold on, or do it?
3 weeks ago, I suffered a herniated disc in my lower spinal region. I suffered deep muscle spasms throughout the left side of my buttocks and down the back of my leg. I had short bolts of pain through my entire leg which made lying down, sleeping or sitting very unpleasant.
My physio suggested I go to a neurosurgeon. I had an MRI scan which showed a herniated disc in L2. We scheduled a lower lumbarectomy three weeks later with a daily dose of Neurontin and Tramecet.
A week later, I'm sitting and sleeping comfortably with the only causes of concern being a slight numbness and weakness below my knee. I do have tiny bouts of pain but it is not as much as what I felt in my first week of herniation. I feel I am getting better as days progress. I'm even back at work where I've been sitting for 8 hours everyday.
Now my dilemma: Should I hold on for a few months to see if I recover fully or do I bite the bullet and go for my planned lower lumbarectomy?