I'm booked in to have microdiscectomy on Saturday. I've had an MRI and shows the nucleus of the disc has pushed through the disc wall at L5S1. I've been in a lot of pain for 8 weeks and loss of sensation and motor function in my leg. I've been desperately waiting for the surgery and although scared, can't wait to get out of this pain. Today though I've woken up and things seem a lot better - big pain reduction but still struggling to sit or walk, but pain from a 7 to a 3.
I'm not sure if its because I've been taking a higher dose of pregablin for 2 days. Foot is still weak and I have a limp despite pain reduction. I'm unsure if I should go ahead on Saturday or postpone the surgery as I really don't want it unless I have to have it. If I postpone, I'll go to back of the list and might be waiting another month for the surgery & i'm worried that if I do this, I might be having just one good day and the pain will come back. I know noone can answer this question so I'm just looking to see if anyone else been in same situation.
Thanks for ssupport.