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Here we go again..

About a week and a half ago I was getting in the shower and I slipped. I knocked the inside of my left calf against the tub and it was super bruised (still is, actually. I'd show you a pic but there's no way to do that here, that I know of). I also felt a pull in my lower back. It was instantly stiff and started having spasms. Then this past Friday It was cramping so bad! It hurt and there was nothing I could do to fix it. I called my doctor and he instantly called me in a 90 supply of muscle relaxers with 1 refill (I think he did this because at my 2nd post op I was having back spasms and cramps on and off).

Anyway, now, I am hurting into my left hip and to the upper part of the back of my thigh. When it started, I almost cried. I just have this overwhelming fear that I have re-herniated and I CANNOT go through all of that again. I just cannot do it. So, I am going to take it easy this week and next week I am going to rest as much as I can.

I don't know what you all believe in, but if you pray, please pray for me. If you believe in positive energy then send some my way. Whatever it is that you do, please do it once for me. You guys are my rocks and I could really use you all right now.

36 yr old with one degenerative disc (L5-S1)
3 rounds of Epidurals in 2013
6 PT visits in 2013
Microdiscectomy L5 S1 on 9/5/2013.
Re-herniated in January 2014.
Epidural on 3/3/14.
A/PLIF (L5-S1) 6/3/14


  • You have my prayers for healing, relief and thst its not a Re,-herniation
    Please let us know how you do
    Hugs and prayers
  • Good luck.
    33yo mom of two. My surgical history...preadolescence scoliosis, kyphosis, and a hot mess.... 5 spine surgeries and lots of items added I wasn't born with (titanium, peek, surgical steel). Guess cremation is out. TSA loves me.
  • on my nervesoon my nerves Posts: 116
    edited 11/18/2013 - 2:58 PM
    I will send extra positive energy your way and lots of prayers. Try to relax and take care of yourself for the next few weeks. You've come very far and are so uplifting to all of us so now it's our turn to return the favor :)

    Herniation of l5 S1 l4 , DDD , microdisectomy in June 2013 and re herniation in September
    Cervical herniation at C5-7 Jan 2014 with impingement of spinal cord. 2 level cervical fusion Feb. 2014 and 2 level lumbar fusion in April 2014
  • Just when you think your in the clear something goes wrong. I really hope and pray that you are just sore from the fall and not from reherniation. Rest, Ice, Prayers, and Positive Thoughts. Did you contact your doctor and see if there is anything they can do to help? You may want to get a quick checkup just to get a baseline.

    Thoughts and Prayers are heading your way.

    L4-L5 Herniated 02-02-2013 (Slipped on Ice)
    L4-L5 MicroD 08-07-2013, Reherniated 10-21-2013
    L4-L5 MicroD Revision 10-07-2013, Reherniated 10-17-2013
    L4-L5 PLIF/TLIF 10-02-2013
    Released From Surgeon & All Restrictions 03-06-2014
  • Thanks everyone!

    I cannot rest too much because I have to work, but I will be taking it as easy as I can. I had a hard time sleeping today because there wasn't one comfortable position I could find. I can't go through all of this again...I don't want to.
    36 yr old with one degenerative disc (L5-S1)
    3 rounds of Epidurals in 2013
    6 PT visits in 2013
    Microdiscectomy L5 S1 on 9/5/2013.
    Re-herniated in January 2014.
    Epidural on 3/3/14.
    A/PLIF (L5-S1) 6/3/14
  • Will keep you in my prayers. Keep your thoughts positive. Take it easy and rest when you can. Let us know how you are doing.
    Acdf C5 C6 12/13/12
    Laminectomy and Discectomy L5 S1 12/12/13
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