I had L4-L5 fusion and felt really good for about three weeks. My latest MRI has alot of scar tissue on the nerve roots and every disk is protuding and indenting the thecal sac and one part said it has resectioned the thecal sac.
I am on Morphine and loratab plus a bunch of pills tht do nothing for the pain.I am now having bowel troubles to the point I do not want to leave my house. It usually happens when the nerves are really flared up in my lower back. My foot has been numb on the left since before the surgery. I stumble around and fall down like a drunk or soemthing. One day I got the bright idea that maybe the morphine was causing the bowel troubles.I am not stupid, only when it comes to my back, 12 hours into my experiment without the morphine I thought i was dying. I will never try that experiment again.
I am a fun loving person, I don't want to sit in the house because I do not know what my bowels will do. It is now a daily all day thing, no feeling down there. My discogram is on the 7th of December. All these appts are all neverneding. Is there a medical term I can look up to try and figure out what is going on with my body? I have no reflex on my left foot or knee and have drop foot I got a brace that picks my foot for me if I go anyplace. Anyone else had these problems? So discouraging!!! If anyone has h=ad the bowel problems there must be a mecial term. I am not trying to diagnose myself but I could read up and tell the pain clinic about it and no more drugs, I am lucky to have a liver left. Thanks!