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Has anyone had these type of issues

I've posted here before. I had my back surgery L4-S1 November 23 of this year. It's been very difficult for me I'm 38 years old. Before my surgery I had major back pain and pain that radiated down my left leg with numbness and tingling. And weak on my left side but I was able to still do things. I've had such a hard recovery. I had pnemonia literally 3 days after coming home. Now I have an ear infection in both ears. I am now having pain in both of my legs and weakness. I'm also having an issue with incontince . I literally can't feel when I have to go. It's so embarrassing to have to wear a brief and poise pads. My husband is very understanding and supportive but to me I feel useless and a burden to him. Has anyone suffered these issues and does it get better? I have an MRI coming January 20th to hopefully find out why and they can help me.


  • jlrfryejjlrfrye ohioPosts: 1,110
    If not call them. If so see if you can move your MRI up. Ask to be put on a cancellation list. If this does not work I would see my PCP.It may just be swelling but could be other things as well. Now is the time to be very pro-active in your healthcare. Good luck
  • Not to scare you, but I would go to the ER just in case to make sure you didn't re-herniate or at least to get an MRI sooner if possible. It sounds like something isn't right, especially if you still have incontinence. When I was going in for my fusion, my Ortho took me in for surgery the next day after learning I couldn't feel my foot and was starting to have a hard time feeling when I had to use the bathroom. Keep us posted and wishing you a speedy recovery!
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