I have searched for a current December Surgery Buddies list and could not find one. If there is a current one please direct me to it.
I am scheduled for December 12 to have a laminectomy and discectomy on L5-S1.
I have been having a lot of lower back pain and sharp shooting pains down my buttocks and right hip and leg all the way down to my foot. I have numbness and tingling in my toes. And at times it feels as if I have stepped on an electric fence. And I have weakness in my right leg. I have tried epidural steroid injections, facet block, physical therapy, TENS unit and I am currently on Percocet 5/325 2tablets every 4 hours, Fentanyl 75mcg every 72 hours and amitriptyline 50mg at. Bedtime. I also use ice and heating pads. And nothing helps! I am really hoping that surgery will bring me some much needed relief.
Acdf C5 C6 12/13/12
Laminectomy and Discectomy L5 S1 12/12/13