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Post lumber Desectomy operation

CatsCCats Posts: 2
edited 04/09/2013 - 11:57 AM in Recovering from Surgery
I had a Desectomy on 11th feb and still have extreme pain and burning sensations at the side of my feet. It also feels like my feet have been pulled tight from the inside. This keeps me awake most nights. I did not have this before my surgery, my surgeon has reassured me that this is normal as my nerves were stuck down to the disk and had to be pulled away. My legs are still numb from my bottom to the back of my knees but the numbness has got better since the operation.
After being home 1 day I had severe headaches when in a sitting position, it turned out I had a leak in my spinal fluid from the operation and 2 weeks later had a second operation to repair the tear with 72 hours if complete bed rest in hospital. My symptoms after the 2nd op were more severe as the neves has gravitated back towards the disk so the surgeon had to repeat some if the surgery I had had 2 weeks prior.
I have since had lots of bowel problems , constipation and a possible prolapse.
I how started working with a physio and religiously following the plan as know this is the way to recover in the right way with the best outlook.
All I can say to everyone is keep positive, it will take time, my surgeon has said possibly 2 years before I will recover as much I am going to and will be left with some permanent numbness, however this will be so much better than the pain I had before

Has anyone else had similar issues following surgery as I would love to hear from u
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