I am 33 yr old stay at home mum. I have a bulging disk causing extreme nerve pain down my whole left leg and foot. I cannot put any weight on my left foot at all. At one point I couldn't do anything but lay down. 5 days ago I got a steroid injection. I feel alittle better am able to sit up and stand up for about 10-15 mins at a time. I can use the bathroom on my own but still need help showering. I cannot get in a bath yet.
I just want it all to go away now. Its all making me feel so low and I'm finding it hard to stay positive.
The steroid injection hurt me a lot. They said it was due to all my swelling but I'm scared to get the second one even though I know i may need it. I do not want to be lying on my back like this taking months and months to heal. How long does it even take for a bulging disk to heal anyway? Are there any vitimins that help the heal process go faster. I was told that basically the body absorbes the bulging disk over time.
Will getting surgery to take the bulging bit away be fast?
I just don't know what to do. All my family live across the ocean in Britain and my husband is not close to his and doesn't have all this time off work to take for me to get better.
I just need some support , to know others know how this feels,