So im 7 weeks and 2 days post Micrdodisc at L4L5 level. Ive had a roller coaster of a recovery with horrible pains and new pains etc.
Well the past week or two ive really felt like ive made a turn around and was doing alot better. granted the pain still wasnt totally gone but it was alot better. i was to the point where i was having more good than bad days and my bad days were usually due to me walking a bit too much or something like that.
im still not lifting, bending or twisting...as i have my final post op appt next week.
Now, im freakin out!
About an hour ago i was in my kitchen and i turned to walk out, tripped over my dog and fell on my back/butt. when i was falling it wasnt a flat fall but more of a bend over/fall. at first the pain was focused directly in my low back, where my incision is...felt like i got drop kicked right in my back for abotu 2 minutes.
then it went away and now im having alot of nerve pain in my butt and back of both legs....
now it isnt as bad as my presurgery pain at all but its def there and def worse than before i just fell. right now it feels like it does at the end of a long day of too much walking.... maybe a tad worse.
i immediately went to lay down and ice my back in hopes that would help. but im soo freakin out!!!!! im praying i just hurt it some and now my nerves are irritated...but im so scared i re herniated or something else bad.
im holding on to the thought that wheni got out of surgery and at both of my follow up visits, my surgeon and his assistant (said seperatetly) that they really doubted i had any chance of reherniating because they didnt think there was any disc material left inside the disc....
i just need some comfort here! has anyone done anything stupid like this and turned out ok afterwards?????
and the sucky thing is, i was having a better day today as far as pain goes.