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Hi guys

I had surgery on Saturday for prolapsed disc L5/S1 and trapped nerve,

got to say so far so good, had disc removed as surgeon said it was beyond saving.

I haven't had a painkiller since surgery, fingers crossed everything is on the up :-)

Debbie

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    That is such great news Debbie. Do take it easy ok xx
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      Thanks Laura,

      I'm not doing a thing, poor mum is coming round everyday to make sure Im doing as I'm told lol, I'm 43 and she still tells me off lol x

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      Hi Debbie,

      Lovely to hear good result stories.

      I am having surgery in next 6 weeks, as my bulging disc is pressing on spinal cord and lots of legs nerve sensations- did you have this?

      Keep me posted on your progress- great news!

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      Hi

      The nerve was crushed by the disc which resulted in numbness and pins and needles and pain in left leg, since surgery this has gone, just a pulling feeling now in back of leg but it doesn't hurt.

      I hope your surgery goes well, I'm so pleased I had mine done, let us know how you get on, there is light at the end of the tunnel :-)

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    Good News,

    What was put in its place for the old disc , I really dont understand the types of opeartions you can have.

    David

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      Hi David

      To be honest I don't exactly know, Im sure I read the scar tissue works as a buffer.

      The feeling of not being in pain (slight pulling in back of leg which apparently is normal for a while) is amazing and can honestly say I didn't think I'd feel this normal ever again.

      I know surgery isn't the answer for everyone but I'm hoping this is it for me x

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      Sounds like a microdisectomy where they just take the piece of the disc that is pressing on the nerve. 

      Glad you have finally had it doen as you have been waiting a while.

      Mum is right take it very easy. No bending lifting or twisting for a good few weeks and 6 weeks off!

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    Hi Debbie,

    Thanks for the support I have numbness in my right foot and burning sensation in both thighs- but strangely no back pain,apart from stiffness. I guess it just depends on which nerves are compressed.Did you have any "steel work" inserted?

    I certainly will keep you posted.

    Do you mind me asking which hospital you had your surgery?

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      No worries, support is always good.

      There are lots of different nerves around that area and I suppose everyone has slightly different symptoms.

      No didn't have any steel work apart from the staples 😜

      I had it done on NHS but at a Private Hospital, The Spire in Hull. 😊

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