My partner has a back surgery two weeks ago. I am not sure which one it is, but they stapled her nicely :-)
She went into surgery with back back pains and sciatica. She could not walk, nor stand. Was horrible.
They surgery took 4 hours. They removed the herniated disc that was pressing the nerve (L5) and did some work on L3 & L4. Those two were also giving her trouble.
When she woke up the next day she said she had no back pain, nor sciatica pain down her legs (both of them).
The doctors told her that she ripped quite a lot of scar tissue and muscle in her back. He said it was a mess in there.
From the first day of the post-surgery she does not have much feelings at the sole of her feet, as well as the vaginal and anal area of her body.
She does seem to walk holding a walker and she is getting better at that. In time, she will build her muscle to walk without it.
The part the worries more is that she can't control our urine and #2. She feels a bit pressure in her tummy area when she thinks she needs to go, but that is it.
So from two weeks ago up till now, she has a kateter (that tube that passes the urine to a bad).
This week she will be moving to a rehab center to get her working on her back and strengthening herself. Plus today we're getting an MRI done on her.
Question, did anyone expedience this? Does the feelings there eventually come back?