My mom had a microdiscectomy three days ago - L2-L3 for knee buckling, no pain, just can't support any weight and needs a walker to get around. There was no pain pre-op, and other than a little shock when she is getting up from a chair, she has no pain now.
She is extremely depressed as she isn't seeing any signs of rejuvenation yet. Having nothing to get relief from - no pain, no numbness or tingling - is frustrating. She wants to know something is happening.
Can anyone please advise? She feels completely hopeless.