Had a microdiscetctomy in July, 2012, to relieve L5S1. Two other discs were still mildly ruptured, but he opted not to treat them at the time.
Still some mild pain, especially after sneezing, and getting out of chairs is still tough, but manageable.
For several months after the surgery most of my right leg was numb...much of that was better by Valentine's Day. But my right foot still feels like it's on fire much of the time, especially after walking and, strangely, laying flat. I wonder if this is permanent.
dr. put me on gabapentin, but it made me so sick I couldn't handle it.
Then, to make matters worse, in September I collapsed, and bloodwork showed that I had Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever present. I never saw the traditional physical warning signs, especially the bulls-eye.
He thinks I got the bites on the right leg, and I just couldn't feel it.
Sometimes I think the injury wasn't as bad as the recovery!