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Hello! I have been doing a little research and bumped into these forums (reading...reading & reading!) About 7 weeks ago I was confirmed to have 3 bulging and 1 herniated disc (L4-L5). The main problem naturally is the herniation that is pressing the nerves in my R leg. I am currently undergoing physical therapy and injections and checking in from time to time with a fellowship trained spinal surgeon. Initially, my pain level was about a 10 at the time of the accident and no pain meds slowed it down.
I am now at a 1-5 level pain, mostly around 1-2 depending on how active I am (more active=more pain, usually all right at the L4L5). Although that may sound wonderful (and please dont get me wrong I am thankful not to be in too much pain) I can only walk fairly short distances before my back starts getting symptoms and R leg just starts giving out (maybe a half a lap on the track or less). If im not at work, I am usually get as much bed rest as possible, aside from basic chores such as dishes, laundry ect. I cant do much outside of work.
I miss being able to be active and exercise. I am scheduled for my last injection in about a week and a half. I dont know what the doctor will say when i see him next~ if hes going to recommend surgery. I am doing everything I possibly can to correct my daily habits (restricted bending, posture control, trying to stand more than sitting). I cannot do cardio for very long at all (if you call that cardio).
I pray to our Lord he helps me understand my place in this. I do trust him!!! I really do, thats NOT going to change
Anyway, I guess really any feedback is appreciated. Either way thank you for your read. I am not giving up on this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!