I am new to the boards and need some reassurance for my upcoming surgery.
I just had a baby 4 weeks ago. For a month prior to his birth, I was left unable to walk more than 1 minute without having terrible pain in my right buttock and legs. It continued after my baby was born and I had an MRI that confirmed herniated disc at L5-S1 on my right side. I have been pretty much on my back for two months. I'm now scheduled for an microdiscectomy on Monday afternoon. I have been unable to care for my baby, since sitting, standing or walking is excruiciating.
I am looking for some reassurance from other herniated L5-S1 folks that my symptoms are caused by the herniated disc that the surgery will address. I am very eager to begin healing and get back to my life and caring for my baby.
My main complaint is the severe pinching pain in my buttock and pain near my tailbone. I also have pain running down the back of my thigh, no ankle reflex, occasional pins and needles down my leg, and my foot is numb along the outside and pinkie toe - but from what I have read, these are pretty clearly related to the disc and are common.
Has anyone had the severe pinching in your buttock and tailbone pain? And was it fixed by the surgery?
Sorry for the novel - I am just getting nervous about surgery! Thanks so much for reading this!