I've had continued nerve pain in my buttocks and leg since surgery. My recovery has been up and down, but today I had an experience I never had before. Today I awoke from a nap with stabbing pain a couple inches down, and to the left of my tail bone. I stood up and the pain significantly increased and constant shooting pain started to radiate down the entire back side of my leg. The pain was so intense it about knocked the wind out of me. I tried to walk a bit to see if it would help loosen me up if it was muscle related. I had to hold on to something as I walked very slowly, then my left leg and top of foot began to go numb. I immediately laid down and it helped to relieve the numbness and shooting pain down my leg. The stabbing pain was, and is still there along with pain and spasms in my left cheek and upper thigh. However, the pain is not quite as intense while I'm laying down. I cannot stand right now. I called my surgeons office right away and there isn't much that can be done today because he is in surgery and will not be back in the office until tomorrow. She mentioned trying ice and heat or going to the ER. Ice only irritated things and I don't feel the ER will be able to help me much. I'm going to try to wait it out until she consults with my Doc tomorrow. I may be okay as long as I don't move too much. It's probably muscle and nerve irritation, but I have never felt such an intense pain and numbness in some of these specific areas before. I hope I make it through the night without an ER visit.
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