I'm new to this forum and firstly I'd like to thank everyone on here for posting your experiences you have made my decision and recovery from microdiscetomy a lot more smoother than what it could have been.
I had excruciating pain for two and a half weeks before my micro which was on the 11th of November.. After two weeks of only being able to lie down I manged to hobble along yo get a MRI the results where sent to my neurosurgeon who contacted me a day later and scheduled my micro for two days later. I have two buldging discs - a herniated disc that had broken off and etched itself in my nerve. I didn't want an operation however I knew deep down something was wrong. Once I woke up in recovery my pain was completely gone. I still had little feeling to my two little right toes and at the back of the calf but that didn't worry me. My recovery progress was amazing and I was walking and sitting and the rest quite freely but of course I was always cautious which would make my movements slower. It's now week 5 I have more feeling back in my toes and behind my calf however the last couple days I have had siatica pain and a little leg weakness.. It's no where near as bad as pre op but I'm concerned of reherniation. My lower back seems to be quite tight, I'm not sure if this is because of constant lying down for two days because I had a lot is assignments to catch up on? Has anyone else experiencing this? And how do you know you have herniated again? I hadn't taken any pain medication not even panadol from the moment I left the hospital however today I took a burfen and two panadols and it Seems to help somewhat