So far ive had a rollercoaster of a recovery from my L4L5 microd. some days i thnk im gona be cured, other days i think ive def reherniated... its exhausting!
ive made every effort to take things super slow and i havent bent, lifted, twisted, nothing for 6 weeks. I am 6 weeks tomorrow and all of a sudden the past few days ive been getting major glute and thigh cramps on the right side - which is the opposite side of where my pain was prior to surgery.
ive called my dr office and they seem to think its normal because my herniation was central to left central and very large.My surgeon and his assistant (who were both in my surgery) both seemed very confident that i couldnt have reherniated because they said they didnt think there was anything left to reherniate.... not sure if thats a good thing tho. they keep teling me it was central so it could have affected either side...but i never had any symptoms before surgery on both sides, so why now?
im hoping its just a flare up....but right now im freaking out.
the odd thing about it is in addition to the bad cramping in my butt and thigh, my whole left feels tight, my knee, ankle, calf etc. and i get occasional tingles down my leg - altho those arent painful but annoying and scary! i even get these weird symptoms in the front of my leg ....
i know theres no way of knowing if ive re herniated without another MRI but im wondering if anyone had something like this happen and it went away....?