that is one of my original posts. 5 weeks post op from 2nd back surgery in one year for l5 s1 disc. butt pain from surgeries. lower back through butt. feels like exactly where my disc is and goes half way down my butt. constant ache, weak/numbness feeling, burning on fire.
3/21/12- microdisectomy l5 s1- unsuccessful, continued leg/back pain in both legs and start of butt pain and increased left leg pain lower half behind the knee and down to foot.
4/23/13- decompression and stabilization l5/s1 with 2 titanium rods and 4 titanium screws
surgeon said he found nerve compression and touched a nerve during surgery, my left leg shot up into the air. he said he freed the nerve on the left side and only went on right side to put the hardware in cause right side looked okay. both my legs and butt pain for sitting more then 1 minute was unbearable. the sitting part has stayed like that 5 weeks out. both of my legs are about the same amount of pain i was in before the 2nd surgery but a little bit worse. at times- muchhhhh worse. this is a renowned surgeon in nyc. he really wants to truly help me. most amazing doctor i have ever met or seen. he truly wants to see me get better. he said he is thinking maybe the disc is too far gone and we can only do a fusion at this point. he wont do the artificial disc because im so young and 6% chance it would make me sterile. he says he will not be responsible for that chance of it happening. i'm so scared and i dont know what my options are?
pain for a month after was worse then ever. went through a break up because of it as well.
now trying to stay positive but everyday its harder and harder.
im 25 years old. and have already lost a year and half of my life to this chronic pain.
what to do next? i am still out of work but should go back soon but i'm worse then i was physically when i left work for the 2nd surgery.
more surgeries? opinions?
thanks all in advance. all appreciated.