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Is this normal?

I just had a disctomy on my L4, L5, S1 on Monday. I spent the night in the spine wing of the hospital where I had horrible pain down my leg. I had previously had tinglying down my leg from the sciaticia caused from the herniated disc but not to this degree. It felt like someone was stabbing me with a butcher knife and twisting it. After enough meds I finally fell asleep. I saw my surgeon the next morning when he came to dischage me and he thought it was a bit odd but said to keep an eye on it.

This morning was horrible again... Did anyone else have this? I also have no feeling in my toes either.
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  • Did they actually discharge while you were in pain?

    During an ER visit I had, shortly before my surgery, when a fall caused unbearable pain, the ER tried to discharge right after an injection of morphine, I refused discharge.

    Worse laying down or when upright?

    God Bless...
  • DJ said:
    Did they actually discharge while you were in pain?

    During an ER visit I had, shortly before my surgery, when a fall caused unbearable pain, the ER tried to discharge right after an injection of morphine, I refused discharge.

    Worse laying down or when upright?

    God Bless...
    They did discharge me when they knew I was having pain. My surgeon saw me that morning after and said he's going to give me something for the car ride so I wouldn't feel bumps etc (there's a TON of construction near where I live). I talked to him about it and he didn't seem to concerned only said that most of his patients don't have the pain anymore. The pain is worse when I'm laying down and when I stand up I notice it in the toes. I'm now 3 days post opp and all I really do is sleep. I'm taking percecot really only when I get up in the morning since I'm stiff and again right before bed so I can sleep. I attributed the pain to him saying that my back was a lot worse than the MRI showed and he really had to move the nerves around to get to the disc. I go back in a little over 1 week for a check up so we'll see how it is then. Just curous if this is normal or not.
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