Just found out after 6 months of injections p.t. and epiderals that I now face surgery due to a slip and fall injury that happened at work due to a negligent maintenance person and some hydraulic oil. The fall herniated my l4/l5 and s1 discs with a severe annual tear in my l5 disc. Emg results show severe nerve damage; and now I am having charlie horse feelings in my groin and legs (both) in my thighs and calf. They are talking about removing part of the actual vertibre to relieve the pressure on my nerves but this isn't getting any better. My pain won't allow me to sleep I can't stand for prolong periods of time nor sit for more than 10 mins and sleep? I forgot what a good nights sleep is. My family's suffering and to top it off my sex life is nil. I have always been active in martial arts weight lifting running etc. Is there any hope to be free of pain? I hate taking the meds and don't want to sound sissified but I'm sick of hurting? The best the doctors can say is we hope this helps. Am I going to hurt the rest of my life? i have a baby on the way and im afraid that i wont be able to bend (because i cant now) and lift him/her nor will i be able to do all the things i wish to for the baby. The worst part now is knowing that the person responsible (outside myself) for my injury is still scamming the company for a salary hes not there to earn and i sit and worry daily about bills and how im gonna pay them with the next to nothing that W.C, pays me. i am use to making triple what they pay me now and i have animals and 2 other children who expect me to play and do all the fatherly things they were neglected from their "dad" who left them. In short im not looking for sympathy just anyone with intel on what to expect out of this surgery and IF,IF im gonna get better or just be a pill head the rest of my life to escape the constant burning and knife like pain i feel.
Thanks to anyone with information whether it be good news or bad i just want the facts and truth.