Re: 7 Weeks post microdiscectomy still pain and tingleing
Are you unable to roll over or sit up due to pain or to weakness? Depending on the extent of the nerve compression you had prior to surgery, it is possible to still be in pain...but it should be at least somewhat controlled with pain medication, and you should be able to move...unless you were unable to move prior to surgery.
There should not be spinal fluid present. I would suggest you call the surgeon's office and be iinsistent about getting an appointment, and don't let them put you off. I'm afraid you will find it impossible to get another surgeon to take over your case at this point. Some are reluctant to take on another surgeon's case to begin with, but usually will not do it for at least six months, and sometimes longer.
When inflammation is a continuing problem after surgery, it is fairly common to be given a course of steroids to try to knock it down, or even an epidural steroid injection.
Was there anything particularly difficult about your surgical experience? Did you feel this bad in the days right after surgery?
I would suggest you call the hospital records department and request a copy of the operating room notes. It is a good idea to get copies of your imaging and records and keep them at home in a permanent folder. You never know when you might need them and they are handy to refer to when you have questions.
I encourage you to call your surgeon's office Monday morning and ask for an appointment -- it is unfortunate you are having to work as I'm assuming it is contributing to your lack of healing.