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Post-op L5 - S1

Monday, September 17, 2012

I had to change my weight measurement. Unfortunately it went up 2.5 lbs.
Two months ago, I needed to have a micro-discectomy on my L5-S1 to relieve pain I have had for over a year. The pain went from my left lower back, through the butt, down my calf to my left foot. The operation was a success. At least it was for several weeks.
The pain came back on the right side. After a week of prednisone, I thought the pain was gone for good. Within a few days it came back again.
With a Doctor's appt. scheduled tomorrow, I will hopefully find out the best way to proceed.
Because of this pain, which is comparable to a bad tooth ache ( but meds don't do a thing to it), I can't do my walking as I did in the past. Now, I'm lucky to be able to stand for ten minutes before the pain gets unbearable.
If anyone has experienced this, let me know how you made out.

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  • DENISE223
    Hi B:

    I feel good about the doctor's visit this morning and look forward to seeing how the nerve root epidural goes next week. emoticon
    It's definitely worth a try to see if it helps decrease your pain! I feel bad that you're not able to walk for more than 1/4 - 1/3 mile before debilitating pain comes.

    As always, let us stay positive. emoticon
    I love you!


    Denise & AP xo
    3200 days ago
    Best of luck on your recovery....
    3200 days ago
    Best Wishes, for your recovery !
    3200 days ago
  • BILL60
    The best on you recovery.
    3200 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12002263
    Hope the doctor has the answer. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
    3200 days ago
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