January 07 2014 i had my l4-l5 microdiscectomy because of drop foot and progressive L leg weakness and R foot is starting to develop weakness as well,but no more back pain.The surgeon said it is necessary because of the neurologic sign and the symptom of both leg is not good to wait for long..The surgeon said it was the biggest disc he ever took... I was still having tingling and numb in L foot after surgery and when i went home i was developing cough for 2 weeks..
Im now 4 weeks post op,Ive been spending more time in bed and get up every 2-3 hours or so to walk in the treadmill for 10-15 min then go back to bed... The numbness tingling and a little pain (4-10 scale)in the butt is bothering me.. No back pain since i did not test my self yet to get up for long or sit for long.. I cant walk outside because its still very cold here in Chicago..Im scared for reherniation..It feels like almost all of us here are prone to it but i dont know what is it really to expect and will i be able to go back normal again when evry little move im scared? PLEASE share me your experience..My family is here to help me things that im not allowed to do yet like (no Bending,lifting and twisting) but emotionally and mentally they dont understand what ive been going through...They always encourage me to be positive but its not easy not to worry