Hi everyone. After going inbetween 3 doctors for 10 months my body finally decided it had had enough wasting time. I had to go into the ER on Sunday the 2nd because I couldnt walk and was in so much pain. A MRI showed my slight bulging L4-5 disc was now huge and made a tongue formation outside my spine. Had surgery the next day.
I was wrongly put on high doses of narcotics for the past year and thanks to that, not only am I going to have to go through withdrawl, but I cant control the pain so the suffering continues.
What I was wondering if anyone out there that has had a microdisc experienced an inability to walk without aids after the fact. They told me being unable to support my body with my right leg would only last a few days at most. I still have to use crutches and it doesnt seem to be getting better. The numbness and tingling I was expecting but not this. The surgeon said he really had to tug on my nerve to get the large protrusion out. Thats probably it but I was just wondering. And also, this is 5 days post op and after around 4 hours from taking the muscle relaxants my right leg starts freaking out all by itself. It makes me start to panic. I cant tell if the panicing is because they are making me deal with the withdrawls from pain med or what but is anyone else having or have had that happen? I dont know if I can get through the pain, surgery and withdrawl at the same time.