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Hello there!! I am new to this forum and I have few questions regarding my recovery from Microdiscectomy.
I had microdiscectomy/laminectomy and foraminotomy on 19th Feb 2018 at L4/L5 and L5/S1. Prior to that I took an epidural on 11th Jan 2018 with no significant relief. Post surgery my sciatic pain was almost gone (I do get some pain sometimes in my leg but am not sure whether it is sciatic pain or not) but there's a new and pretty serious numbness in my right foot and lateral part of my right leg. Doctor told me that this numbness will take 5-6 months to go off. My question is that will this numbness be completely gone in a few months or shall I get used to it? And will I be able to sprint again ever in my life and if yes, then how long shall I wait to start jogging again? I resumed my work (Desk Job) 1 week after my surgery and am walking around 3 kms every evening after work. Also, I was a chain smoker before my surgey but now I am trying to cut down to 0-1 cigarette a day. Comments please