Hi My Dear August Surgery Buddies and all Spinies
Tomorrow is February and it marks the milestone of SIX MONTHS post-op for us all during the month.
My 6 month anniversary date will be on the 13 th...
How am I? I wonder myself.
Was surgery all worth it?
My surgery met its goals of preventing total paralysis and unreversable weakness in my foot/leg (foot drop) and I do not trip on my toes as much as I used to.
It stopped the urinary incontinence from my Cauda Equina Syndrome
It removed 90 percent of my sciatic pain that travels down my leg
But I am dissapointed most of all that my leg, foot and buttocks are still as numb as before the surgery and that I still can't sit or stand for more than a few minutes. I also can't change positions from sitting to standing up ( for example) without getting " stuck in an L 90 degrees for a few minutes until the pain subsides. I did not have have this problem before surgery.
I still have Stenosis, but its foraminal, not central and foraminal as before surgery.
What I have come to accept is that I have a "bad back" and that it's here to stay.
So August buddies, let's hear your six month update
Hugs and Hershey kisses and blessings always
Rose ( still Stenosis Rose)