am i lucky?

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i use to have lower back pain once or twice every year which will be cured by gps anti inflamatory medicines.from nov 2014 i started with a very slight pain insidemy left leg.tried few anti inflamatory as usual but no difference by feb it got worse for a week and anyway completely cured in two weeks.my gp ├žleared me and said i dont need any more check ups.but i insisted for a private mri.i did that on march 10th.the next day eve i got a call from my gp asking me to go to AE asap.there was significant compression on cauda equina bue to a bulged disc in l4l5.it was almost fully compressed the nerve but i dont have any symptoms except slight heavyness on my two toes.any way i referred for microdiscetomy which happened by april 9th.my surgeon was saying it was a lucky escape because it was a big disc bulge..since i read all ces experiences i am also feeling like that(EVEN I REGRETED FOR TIME BEING WHY I DID SURGERY WITHOUT ANY SYMPTOMS).after reading some symptoms now i know i was urinating very frequently during night and have to give more pressure to pee.after the surgery my toes feel the same.i have only advice to all-if you concerned even1% please go for a private mri.

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    It's nice to hear a lucky escape. It show the difference if operated on in time. And like me not being operated on in time with established Cauda equine. Mobility problems pain nonstop a colostomy stoma and urstomy stoma bladder removed. and 3 more operation I would not of had. At least I won damages to help me through life. I would swap all that to be at work and playing golf. That's the bad side so all of u hanging about in pain get it sorted. Pester them till u get it sorted. I don't believe in this conservative treatment. U either need a op or not
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    Dude. You are so lucky. Surgery and sometimes it's results are a drag but atleast you do not have permanent damage as that would have been your future. I am an RN with a work related L4L5 and trust me, your seemingly whimsical request to have an MRI was spot on! You are among the very few fortunate ones!
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    Dude. You are so lucky. Surgery and sometimes it's results are a drag but atleast you do not have permanent damage as that would have been your future. I am an RN with a work related L4L5 and trust me, your seemingly whimsical request to have an MRI was spot on! You are among the very few fortunate ones!
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