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Update on leg shaving fiasco

LoLLo Posts: 694
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:23 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Lol feel ridiculous talking about how I screwed myself up while shaving my legs.

Anyway, I called my Neurosurgeon's P.A. and told them that I felt something give in my back the other day while bending forward shaving my legs, and that I'd been getting leg pain worse than usual, and getting it down the front of my leg when I usually get it in the back/side... And yesterday I realized my right foot was getting numb. It never did that before. Feels like circulation is being cut off.

So when he called me back he asked me if I could stand on my heels... Ummmm...... Ok? So I try and my left foot lifts up fine... My right foot, the toes lift off the floor but my foot doesn't budge. Feels paralyzed. Never happened to me before, kind of creepy. I've been attempting to get it up repeatedly since getting off the phone with him cause it still surprises me. He called in some steroids to my pharmacy for me, along with some pepcid for my stomach. He is going to schedule another MRI for me. 3rd in 7 months.

It very well may be nothing, just evolving pain from my already present issues... Who knows. Hopefully they can get the MRI scheduled soon and see what's up. Anyone else have a similar experience?


  • That was fast. Just got a call from my hospital where I had the last surgery at and am having my next one at also. MRI tonight at 930. They requested it "STAT". Pretty sweet... Was thinking I'd have to wait a couple weeks.
  • Loss of function in your foot. I'm glad they got you in so fast. Let us know how it goes...

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  • Hope the MRI goes OK.

  • Thanks guys :) They called me back 10 minutes after the hospital called with my MRI time, and they got me an appointment at my Neurosurgeon's office on Monday. They send the MRIs through the computer, so they'll get them soon as they're done. I will update on Monday!
  • Good luck Lo. What a way to spend your Friday night!!! haha
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  • Hi

    I hope the MRI goes ok and that your ns has the answer on Monday.

    I am refraining from shaving legs so that I can have a wax the week before surgery - so am wearing trousers and long skirts. Not too hard to keep wrapped up in the UK this summer!

    Thinkng of you
  • Thank you, Yvonne :)

    Hehe I know, right! I'm hoping it will be fast, since the other areas of the hospital are closed. It's only open for emergencies... Since my NS requested one "STAT" they're taking me in ASAP. Fasted I've ever had it go. Fastest follow up, too! I'm sure if it were Thursday they'd have me come in tomorrow. They are really good there. My Neurosurgeon is really awesome. I love her! Andd I love that she's a female! You don't see too many female Neurosurgeons. She specializes in image guided brain surgery and spinal fusions.
  • Hey lo

    Sorry to hear about that - good luck for the mri and let us know how it goes.

    Thinking of you

  • Hey lo

    Sorry to hear about that - good luck for the mri and let us know how it goes.

    Thinking of you

  • Good luck with the MRI and with you exam on Monday. It is great that your NS responded so fast. Now, as far as shaving, wait with it until you can do it comfortably. Better to be hairy than suffer more serious consequences. But when you are ready to shave, try this: if you have a shower stool with a back, sit back straight, bend your knee one at the time until you can reach your leg with your razor. Some people have long-handled razors, but I never needed one. The important thing is, DON"T BEND! Let you leg do the job.

    Let us know how your appointment goes on Monday! Will be thinking of you,

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