I am 3 weeks past my microdisectomy, L5-S1. I am pretty much off my pain meds, taking Aleve here and there if I am feeling any post op pain/aches. I still take a muscle relaxer at night to help me not toss and turn (I flail my legs around as I toss and turn in the night).
Here and there I feel pain, really a dull ache, where I had bad nerve pain. In the side of my calf, back of thigh, butt-- esp. the side of the butt. It almost feels like a muscle ache more than anything. 99% better than I was pre-operation!! I am just wondering kind of feelings/pain folks are feeling as our nerves start to recognize that they are no longer impinged and trying to get back to normal? The pain comes mostly when I have been laying down for a while-- like gong to bed at night.
So, what's your post op nerve recovery feeling like? Besides the pain here and there, I feel like I have a new life! Chronic pain had a larger toll on me and my life than I realized, now that I am feeling 99% better!