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Surgery gone wrong?

Hi All,

This so my first post so bear with me...

In dec my back "went" after to'ing and fro'ingles back to my GP I managed to get myself a private referral to a neurosurgeon.
He got me in very quickly for an MRI as he was convinced I had an L5-S1 herniation. This was indeed the case, he wanted to schedule me for surgery 2 days later but as it was private I couldn't afford the £5k for a micro discectomy!
To cut a long story short I managed to get to see the same consultant and get surgery done 5 weeks after I was initially told I desperately needed it.
The surgery went well...until I started having seizures/spasms. They were so bad I was transferred and admitted to ICU for 3 days. 6 months down the line and I am still suffering, I can't sit/drive for any more than 20 mins without being in pain. If I do anything too much I spasm even when I'm on anti spasmodics (diazepam) or (baclofen). After doing too much on Monday I had a spasm that lasted 55 mins and scared my children as they were the only ones with me.

My question is, has anyone had this happen to them? Is it normal to still be suffering this much with pain, discomfort and it having such a massive effect on my life? Has anyone else had the spasms that are so debilitating? Any info would be brilliant.

Thanks for reading my post.
Kathryn Pailing
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