I am due to meet with my consultant Wednesday for a 2 appointment post Microdisectomy l5/s1 . I am beginning to feel sttonger and walking more but still have a lot of numbness > nerve was pinched for 8 months plus . Large disc % removed during surgery plus lot fragments found inside of protrusion . I have seen an improvement starting around week 5 post op and the pain has receeded a bit . i am still on meds but trying to scale back . my main pain is below scar and to the left and at night i have a shooting /throb along waist line but not going in to thigh . The Other problem i have is calf cramping once i go past 1 km walking and this is hampering my recovery . ive tried using ice packs , checked magnesium levels and take supplememnts do all stretches etc but if i walk too far i am in bits . also sitting for more than 10 mins is torture . I had new MRI 2 weeks ago so i guess the outcome of that will be a priority for discussion but also i need tips or heads up on questions i should be asking at this stage of Recovery.
Please if anyone with experience can help me with Questions that i should be directing to my consultant for post op .
Many Thanks in Advance
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