I'm due for surgery in August (TLIF) but have been in horrible pain since January. It's just constant horrible throbbing and burning sciatica down my left leg. The mornings are the worst. I have a 7 month baby and I can barely hold her. I have to walk around for up to an hour trying to "warm up" before I can even pick her up from her crib. My 4 year old son has been such a great help with everything. He's such a good boy and I think I keep him so busy helping me that he doesn't get a chance to be a kid. If he hears me drop something he runs to where I'm at and asks ,"What's wrong mommy?".
I can barely play with him too since he's at such a low level.
I'm just feeling very sorry for myself at the moment. I'm breastfeeding my baby (I feel like that's the only right thing I'm doing for a her at least) so I am only taking Tylenol an ibuprofen, which don't really help but I keep taking them in hopes that they will a lead ease the pain.
I'm seriously considering just stopping breasfeeding so I can take something stronger but then I feel all sorts of guilty.
I know surgery isn't a cure but anything anything has got to be better than this
I'm 29 years old. I should be able to run around with my kids and play with them instead I'm just stuck in this sea of pain.
BG: I had a herniated disk in 2012 that caused painful sciatica, I was able to recover slowly until this January when I fell on ice then it came back 10x worse than before. I've been diagnosed with spinal stenosis and a huge heniation, specialist says it spilled about half of the disk into the spinal canal, surgery was the only option I was given for fear of causing extensive nerve damage if I wait.