It's been a while since I posted...
I had the op I asked about previously, a microdiscectomy on L4/5 in Dec '12. Seemed to go fine, off work for 6 weeks, ba I to normal, did my stretches, was careful what was doing, lots of walking.
Last 2 months had a few twinges in my back, tightening up of my back muscles. Was little worried but it didn't seem to fully "go/pop" like it used to, pain killers, careful and ok after a week or so.
However yesterday/today, it's gone....I'm in agony. I can hardly walk, stand up straight, and in a lot of pain. Also to top it all I'm a few days into my 2 week holiday abroad with my family, and to be blunt, absolutely sick, and very upset.
I did bring pain killers and am on codine and have just had to take a diclofenic now as well. I'm gutted. Now not only has it spoilt mine and my family's holiday that we save all year for, but now I'm terrified what's happened to my back.
Any advice please? I'm insured, but is it not pointless to even get checked when I'm abroad? They'll just give me pain killers won't they?
What has happened to my back? Have I relapsed? It feels like it did before when I was in massive pain, not able to walk, get off floor etc.
What should I do at this precise moment wrt to being abroad.
Any help/advice as I'm really really at a loss here...