Six weeks after operation and I'm still in so much pain.? Back just about ok but bending down to put things in the dishwasher or shaving is a nightmare, but I can cope with this. It's my legs I'm worried about..?, before operation I was on tramodol which I stopped taking due to headaches/sickness. Just took nerve drug Amitripyline 50 mg at 8 pm, 14 mg of zopliclone (sleepers at night) and had a good eight hours sleep. After 3 weeks post operation went down to 25mg of amitripyline...after a few days I was in so much pain between legs, down legs and feet I went into shock. Back on 50 mg, 6 weeks post op and still in losts of pain..Why..? Walking for about a hour and I feel sick with pain. I have electric shocks going in my penis and down my feet, I had none of this before op. The only thing that has improved is my motor fuctions so my right leg/foot does not shake when I walk and I'm of crutches. What's going on with legs?..seeing surgeon soon and I'm hoping I've re hernaited..? due to go back to work in two weeks or on half pay..? Gp says there is something wrong..?stretching, moving around but nad no physio which is booked in 2 months after op....why so long..!
Sun, 12/07/2008 - 11:47am#1
L4/L5 discetomy and decompression- right