Hello fellow bloggers!
I'm new to this site and wanted to take the time to introduce myself .... female, middle 50's, active, currently employed
Had Microdiscectomy surgery on 4/21/14 had a massive herniated disk... currently taking 800mg Ibuprofen, had my 4 week check up, doctor said nerve sometimes takes a while to recuperate - tomorrow I start PT but ....
I'm seriously nervous about this lingering pain ... doctor said, DON'T listen to whats out there on the web ... hmmm, that just made me even more nervous. The pain shooting down my leg brings back memories of how I was feeling before the surgery.
Yes, it's true, I'm no longer in excrutianting pain, nor am I crying, but ....
This pain does NOT seem to subside, I'm still in constant pain (0-10) I'll say a 5 ... because even when I sit to use the bathroom, the pain that shoots on my thigh, is still pretty excrutiating along with the pain on the back of my calf ... I want to be active again, tired of just walking ... am I just hoping for a miracle here?
Thanks for letting me vent :-)