So I had surgery Wednesday to remove the cyst and repair the herniated disc. Things were looking great right from the time I woke up. I came home from the hospital early Thursday and have been active but not doing anything strenuous. I'm taking it slow. I even stayed off pain pills because I didn't want to do any damage and I figured I would do no more than my pain would let me.
As the days go by I am feeling stiffer and more sore. I feel like a rubber band trying to retract. I think that its other muscles doing things they didn't have to do before. I'm still having some pain in my left leg and my toes tingle. Once I get moving it's not so bad, but getting up and getting started is a slow process. I went back on the Lyrika today but am staying off the Oxycodone. I wondered why I kept getting the question from health care workers, "You're diabetic, right?" Now I think I understand, Lykica is a diabetic nerve pain pill. My neurologist prescribed it for pain.
I see that this 'speedy recovery' is not going to happen at the speed I expect.