I am only 3 days post lumbar discectomy (for L5-S1 problem I'd had for a year), but I am able to walk around and my incision really isn't bothersome. I have been sleeping and I feel pretty good. However, I have a totally numb left calf and foot and this is worrying me.
I saw my surgeon twice in the hospital and he didn't seem at all concerned. He said it would disappear in a few days and just kept saying how wonderful the surgery was and how everything was great. But some people say that they can tell immediately that their sciatic pain is gone. I still feel pain in my leg when I walk, in the same places, and this numb foot is just the worst! I'd love to see it decreasing a tiny bit every day, even... but it's not. Is it just too soon?
I expected pain, but not this.
I have a follow up appt scheduled but I hope it's gone by then. Has anyone experienced this ?