After 4 surgeries since Feb 07, I ended up with a numb/painful left foot. Recently, after getting an MRI for my ankle and foot I was told I had tarsal tunnel and completely torn ligaments on the outside of my ankle. I had an EMG and Nerve conductivity test that showed that I had nerve issues in both legs. Within the last month my right leg that held me up has been becoming weaker and painful. Today while walking up outside stairs my right knee pulled weird and I couldn't walk. The pain was incredible and I was outside and had to get back into my house. A friend took me to my DO who said my knee capsule had folded (I think) on itself and pulled muscles and nerves into my hip and foot. He is trying to get approved an MRI for my back and head. My bladder is involved in this too. He worked on L4/L5 which was slightly herniated before these surgeries, but we are now worried that has herniated.
My legs just keep getting weaker and weaker. I am so tired of all of this. The pain is draining me. I worry about my nervous system and what is going on. I certainly don't want to go through any more surgeries, let alone another fusion.
I feel so alone all day long as I deal with all of this. I have a great support staff with all the doctors who are really trying hard, but in the end I go home after each appointment and have to survive until the next appointment. I wish I could get another body on ebay or somewhere that would work and not be in constant pain. Thanks for listening. Just needed to vent.