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Last year on may 30 I had microdiscetomy on L5 S1 where "A large piece of the disc" was removed (I put that in quoates because that was the MDs exact words he didn't understand how I had went almost 7 months before coming to see him.
At the begging of April I was helping do some yard work and a rather large tree limb knocked me to the ground. Everyone there said they thought it had killed me because I hit the ground so hard. Really not thinking I got up brushed myself off and went about the rest of the day. Granted no one would let me do anything but I kinda just put it out of my mind.
Three days later I woke up quite sore. On my way to the bathroom that morning that all too fimliar "boiling water on the back of my leg" sensision brought tears to my eyes. I laid around for the next couple days taking it easy hoping it would just go away. When I started feeling a weird numbness in new places I contacted my GP who told me in no uncertain terms to go back to my spinal nero surgan. who promply sent me for the soonest MRI I could get. (After insurance approval that is)
The reason I'm here is because he told me he was about 90% sure I had blown another disc from the amount of weakness in my leg, And the numbness and tingling in my ummmm my ummmm well between my legs and on my butt. I have also been having a couple other symptoms which he couldn't rule out being ces with out a MRI.
I'm wondering if anyone could help me some because I can't find any info on this thing. it's like all the sites say the exact same thing and are no help. My MD told me if I used the bathroom on myself or when 24 hours without using the bathrrom or lost all feeling in my leg to go straight to my local hospital (very small town ER) and tell them my surgan was out of the next town and have them take me by ems there.
Here are my questions for those of you who may have had it.
Has anyone ever not had the earge to pee until it was almost too late? ( I won't have to pee and then instead of that little twinge that says you gotta go I feel like I'm on one of those old inccontance commericals "gotta go gotta go gotta go right now" and I feel like I"m not gonna make it to the bathroom in time)
What do they mean by it can cause constipation? (I have been pretty regular for the last year. even thought I"m on an array of meds I take a stool softner ever day to keep me regular but the last month it's like I'm only going like once a week if I"m lucky but it feels like I have to poop 85% of the time. but I cant push anything out.)
What about nthe need to pee in the middle of the night? (I used to never get up now I wake up with the urge to pee and almost fall going to the bathroom because I have to rush so fast after just opening my eyes)
I have't read anything about the next couple. Has anyone experinced Itching? (Like the worst case of poison oak with flea bites and misquito bites you have ever felt. I have clawed the crap out of my leg and foot to the point I have broken the skin and look like I have some sort of desise or something. It's not bites and itch cream doesn't help at all.)
And lastly has anyone ever experienced nausua or palpations? (I'm really thinking that one is stress and my nerves because of this but I don't know for sure)
Any tips thoughts ideas anything will be greatly appreciated I'm scared and at my wits end. along with the pain and strange feelings. I'm loosing it. bad over here .
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