Just a introduction. I will try and be brief.
A bit of who I am, I am a 35yr old inventory counter here in Canada who lives with my common-law husband.
In mid-August of this year I started having a lot of lower back pain. Went to the doctor and got some muscle relaxants and pain pills. On the 7th of September I woke up with foot drop on the right foot. Went to the doctor that tuesday and was sent to have a CT scan, my doctor talked with a neurosurgeon in Kelowna, neurosurgeon wanted me to get an MRI, had a MRI the following day and on the 13th I was told I needed to go to Kelowna ASAP.
MRI showed that I had a herniation at L3/L4.
Was admitted the next morning (husband and I drove through the night) and on the 18th I had my surgery. On the 19th I had the test where they stick needles in you and use electricity to test the nerves. It showed that there wasn't any permanent nerve damage. I was discharged on the 20th (stayed in a motel in Kelowna that night) and was home the following evening.
I still have the foot drop and I have a brace but there has been a huge improvement since the surgery. I mainly use a loaner rollator/4 wheeled walker with the occasional cane use. I no longer find myself needed the pain meds unless I overdid things the day before. I should be using my discus foot brace but I hate wearing runners so I'm hoping to find a way to get the attachment that allows it to be used with socks.
I am just hoping to have somewhere that I can talk about this with someone who understands.