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I’m 35 years old and 3.5 months out from my laminectomy and discectomy. So far during recovery I’ve had random intermittent nerve pain on my left leg that maybe last for a minute or so but not all day. Which was pretty okay for me for the last 2 months. Yesterday I woke up with severe whole leg pain. And it’s pretty intense when I sit as well. When I do “nerve flossing” the pain shoots all the way up to my hip and lower back. I’v been going to PT and recently filed for a re-authorization so waiting on that which can take weeks. I put a call into my surgeons office and have a new referral for an MRI. I plan to schedule that today hopefully. This is so scary to feel like things are back to how it was pre surgery to some extent. I don’t recall doing anything to cause the disc to possibly reherniate. I’m laying here scared out of my mind and in pain. I have no choice but to go to work in pain too because I only have 3-4 sick days left because I put all my “eggs in one basket” so to speak with my surgery in December.
I’m a mother of 3 and the main “bread winner” between my husband and I. I’m at a loss.