This is my first post here, I'm in a huge dilemma.
A quick back story. I began with back pain during summer 2013 which progressed to sciatica in my left leg around November 2013. Numerous trips to the doctor, pain killers, a hip xray but no real treatment. Then in March 2014 the pain switched to my right leg, with minimal back pain.Then summer 2014 I woke one day with numbness in my right leg and a delayed reaction to all movement. I went to the local walk in centre and was sent to emergency triage at the local hospital where i was referred for an MRI. My result showed a central herniation at L5/S1 with the herniation compressing both right and left nerve roots. I was then passed for pillar to post until I saw a neurosurgeon on 22nd Dec 2014 few weeks ago.
Now the thing is im booked in for surgery this coming Monday 22nd Jan but my sciatica has been improving since November and my back pain almost gone. I have no numbness now and can walk without any problems. I still have a cramping sensation when I stand from a sitting position and some pain down my right thigh especially when its cold.
I honestly don't know what to do!
Cancel the surgery and wait till I'm in agony again...?
Go ahead with the surgery and treat it as a preventative cure...?
I'm going insane trying to make a decision, one day I think yes I'll do it, the next its no and time is running out!
Sorry for the long post and thanks for taking the time to read x