Most of you know my story so Im not going to write another novel here. After almost 8 months now I still have some lingering symptoms from the discectomy I had in September.
About 3 weeks ago I got a new small problem. It was a burning sensation that came on when I was relaxing that moved all over my leg. It was not painful but it was quite annoying and it lasted over a week. By the 3rd day I decided to go see the surgeon, I hadnt seen him since November. By the time I had my appointment that problem had faded, but I explained it along with the fact that I still have mild pain & tingling sometimes and that I am still dealing with some internal swelling.
Well I fully expected the usual, Give it some time, the nerves take awhile to heal, all that jazz. Instead the doc ordered a new MRI. Now I am kinda 50/50 on how I feel about this. In one sense it will be very nice to know what my spine is like post-op and to see how the other discs are doing. On the other hand I am freakin out a little bit. Did the doc see something that leads him to think something is wrong? Also the doc didnt say anything like I think somethings wrong, or I just wanna check it out. So that's where I am at.
For the most part I have been feeling pretty good the last few weeks. I have had a couple of days of hard work in the past week and my back reacted pretty well. So I am staying optimistic but am worrying about the MRI showing a small reherniation or loose peice of disc or something. I sure dont want to think about the possibility of another surgery. I cannot even imagine having to go through this whole recovery again. Not yet at least.
The MRI is monday so I should have it all done along with another appt by the end of next week. Ill let you all know how it goes!
Hope everyone is feeling as good as possible today!
L5S1 REMOVED herniation. Years of pain & compression. Microdiscectomy complete!! Trying to be super smart & safe with recovery!