Had Microdiscectomy surgery on 4/21/14 had a massive herniated disk... was taking Hydromorphone but currently on 800mg Ibuprofen (seems to work best now), 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 ... 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 ... The pain that shoots on my thigh, is still pretty excrutiating along with the pain on the back of my calf, when I sit as I do at work, it's worse. I do try and get up and walk around as much as possible, but this nerve is driving me CRAZY! ... I want to be active once again, go swimming, ride my bike, tired of just walking ... am I just hoping for a miracle here?
I'm so scared the surgery did not work, it's like I'm trying to be positive, but this constant pain is not helping :-(
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