Hi there, I have been diagnosed with large bulge l5/s1 I am booked in for surgery to rectify this. I have been having associated left leg sciatica, but over the last 35 hours it. Has no become unbearable, to the point I cannot take 5 steps before collapsing in pain. The pain is predominantly in left buttock and outer thigh, but also across left ankle and heel. I have pins and needles and some numbers so left foot. (This is not so new but perhaps more constant now). The only position in slightly comfortable in is laying/slouching on my back. My operation is only in 10 days but I literally cannot go on like this until then. The pain is to the point I'm crying in pain. I have no idea what has caused this sudden massive deteriation. I also am now constipated, albeit I don't feel bad with this. I have not been to the toilet for 4 days, but normally I would go a couple of times a day. I also have pain in my left hip and testicle. I could literally kill myself due to the pain. Does anyone else feel like this?