Intense sciatic pain 7 days post op, is this ok?
Hi all, I have read many posts about this subject but not quite what I have, so hoping someone will relate to my issues. I had a microdiscectomy L4, L5 bulging discs and sciatic pain and weakness right leg, 1 week ago, woke up no sciatic pain and numbness but relieved the pain had gone, was making a great recovery as the surgery site healed. All went well until day 5, intense sciatic pain started in right leg again, couldnt walk, had to get an ambulance to take me downstairs to the hospital. Hospital prescribed a list of pain meds, far more than I had pre surgery and said to rest until the pain relieved. My MRI also found a syrinx at T4 and it was decided to try the disc surgery and wait and see what the syrinx was responsible for. Hospital yesterday followed up with NS who said that perhaps the sciatic pain was related to the syrinx and not the disc repair. Im very disheartened, Im in worse pain now than before the surgery, I only have 2 weeks sick leave left, what will I do then? Pain meds leave me in a fog and Ive started to write everything down to keep track, but at least they are working and I can get to the toilet now and have a shower but not much else. Anyone experienced this sort of thing and what was the outcome? Hoping for an improvement, cannot afford to be off work, any advice greatly appreciated, I have never posted to a board anywhere before. Thanks