I had a L4/L5 discetomy 10 days ago. My recovery has been great. After some minor aches and pains, I've been up to walking around the neighborhood and have been able to sit for longer every day. Every day has gone better and better.
Saturday night we went to a party and I felt fine. Sunday, I sat on the couch all day (didn't so my current walk though) and decided to make dinner on Sunday night.
While in the kitchen, my husband slapped my ass hard. (Just something we do. He completely forgot I was hurt in the moment). It hurt!
So, today, I'm back at square one. I haven't felt this bad at all during my recovery. My calf muscle is tight again (which I haven't felt since surgery) and the pain has me limping again. (I haven't limped since 5 days post op.).
Is it possible I reherniated? Or are the odds in my favor that he just irritated the nerve when he hit my butt?
I'm so worried that I'm hurt - both for his sake and mine.