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5 Weeks POST L5S1 fuison LIFE

So I am 5 weeks from the day I had an L5S1 fusion. I had so much roller coaster nerve pain for 8 months before the surgery. I woke up from surgery with no nerve pain or nerve irritation symptoms for a few days. Then suddenly a few days after surgery it all started to come back. Nerve pain in butt, left leg, and the most nerve pain in severe ways to the left foot. I am now at 5 weeks and still a roller coaster but a little good today. Main thing I have had for several days and still have today is massive nerve vibrations everywhere from the left butt all the way to the toes, non stop for several days now. Occasionally I get the sharp cutting and burning in various places. It's all so strange because it is so different at times. Suddenly massive heat feeling throughout thigh like my thigh was in the oven at a low temp. Then a single burning line in the calf. Just throwing my symptoms out there for anyone to compare. HARDEST part of this all is the mental state. Always considered my self a strong person who has done so much physical activity and work in my 35 years of life. But the bouncing near depression feeling is harder than I every imagined. Sitting around everyday in various forms of pain from minor to major is depressing. I can walk every day, even though it often comes with hours of various bad foot pain afterwards. I say to all get outside as much as possible, walk as much as possible, and talk to friends and family often, ALL TO LIFT YOUR SPIRIT AND MOOD!


  • cpmeyerccpmeyer Posts: 1
    edited 11/04/2015 - 3:57 AM
    I had an L5-S1 PLIF 8 wks ago with chief of spine surgery at[edit] hospital in NYC. Woke up from surgery in agony. Had no feeling in my left leg. Left hospital with numbness and pain. It started to go away a couple weeks ago as I did more things in physical therapy. Then last week the left leg pain returned and bad! From my glutes to my toes it hurts! Took Prednisone a month ago with little relief. Started yesterday, another 6 day prednisone for my leg and now my back starting hurting again! It didn't hurt this bad presurgery! Going to try to get MRI this week. Any doctors on here with words of enlightenment ate greatly appreciated! HELP!! I'm 31!

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