These forums have been a source of information for me the past 12 months. I have come to a place in my recovery where answers no longer seem to exist.
I had a L5-S1 Microdiscectomy on 05/14/2013. I dealt with a rather large herniation for seven months before surgery. I am 14 weeks post op at this point. The severe left leg pain I had before surgery is all but gone.
New roaming symptoms have appeared over the past four weeks. One area will hurt, ache, feel numb, but everything else feels pretty good. Then the symptom moves to a new area, and even back to old ones.
About four weeks ago I began feeling a deep numbness in my tailbone. That lasted about a week, then went away. Soon as that feeling left, an ache and numbness appeared in my perineal region. That has persisted for three weeks now. It's almost as if there is a slight pressure in there, for lack of a better description. My testicles often feel tender and uncomfortable. I have had maybe two days the past three weeks when I didn't feel it too much. This one just doesn't want to move on.
My latest MRI showed nothing that should be causing new symptoms. I think my doctor was checking for CES when he ordered the test. He says I am clear, but is going to look at my MRI again next week. From what I've read online, I have symptoms in similar areas, but nowhere near the extent of CES.
Has anyone else gone through a similar recovery? I am finding it hard to understand how the old pain is gone, but new symptoms are appearing 14 weeks into recovery. Frustrated does not begin to describe my state of being at this point.
Thanks for reading!