I am doing much better!!!! This past week I have been able to consistently exercise without reinflamming my L4 nerve. Now I should be able to strengthen my back so the muscles can do there job and keep my spine in place. This should further reduce my pain.
I still get faciculations (muscle twitches) all over my body, but I am taking a "liquid nerve concoction" that I found at a local herb shop. I believe that it si helping....heck.....even if it is the result of the placebo effect...I do not care...I am feeling better!
As for you swelling over the surgical area....is it redder and warmer than the surrounding area? I did not have any bone removed so I do not know if that is normal. Have you spoken with the doctor about this?
Have a great "pain free" day!