I haven't been here for a while, apologies. I have been trying hard to focus NOT on my back!
OK, to the point.
2007 Dynesys + 1 level PLIF
2008 2nd Level PLIF
Lots of ongoing post op pain. Thought I was going mad.
Aug 2008 - interbody cage found in spinal canal
Sept 2008 - removal & decompression
Sept - May - no significant change to pre-suregry symptoms.(back & leg pain / numbness, unsteady)
I got a brace in May. Helps with spasms. Lovely!
Then I fell in bath. Square on my coccyx. Was expecting a big ouch but....
My back pain has quietened down (not gone but more bearable) and LEG pain OMG! My leg buttocks, thigh, outer calf, top of foot (L5 / s1 pattern) pain is like nothing I have experieneced before. Feels crampy, tight, brings tears to my yes when I move leg, I limp and struggle to weight bear at times. Toe burns and pulses! When I go to loo, my buttock goes numb / tingles in a line pattern and when I open my bowels my whole leg pins/needles along the L5 root path.
Here is my question. Do you reckon this is all a good thing - that perhaps my damaged nerve is waking up? Has anyone else experienced similar on a road to recovery?
Its kind of weird. I do have a follow up next week.
Thanks for reading!