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Had an L4 L5 microdiscectomy 6 days ago.
A little back story, AFTER I got my MRI pre-op, something "popped" at the gym and the bad sciatica started.
I keep hearing with micros, you wake up, the sciatica is fine. Not for me. I texted doc and he said I had a pretty large herniation and post surgery it usually fills up with blood and seroma, which goes away when the body reabsorbs the fluid.
The Oxy was drying me out so I have been getting by with 4000 mg acitominophen daily; cutting back last night it's clear the sciatica is still there. He said it takes time and should wait it out; at 2 weeks I should be worried. Well I am impatient.
Any advice for a guy getting bored laying around and staring at a screen all day?