Prolapsed disc trapped nerve awaiting operation

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im waiting for an operation for prolapsed disc and trapped nerve which has left my left leg with weakness, pain and pins and needles, in the last two weeks I've been getting pain in my right leg which starts from the groin, I get no warning when the pain will hit, it's intense and severe, I've had to up the amount of Tramadol I'm taking to try to combat the pain, is right leg pain normal? 

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    See we are the same age I've got DDD l5 s1 both legs can go numb feet too been told my back ok ? Yet i stuffer awful pain had physio and hydro too still getting back pain having a op can work and it also can make things worse I take tramadol too which does nothing too help only drug that helps me too sleep is amitriptyline the weight is going up from taking it Both legs at night go numb pins and needles.

    Saw a specialist this week and I need too see a foot specialist I know how you feel it's bloody awful

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      Hi

      I've seen the MRI scan and the disc is extremely out of line with the nerve trapped underneath, can't wait for the pain to go even if it's not completely

      :-)

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    Hello Debbie

    I'm 4 weeks post Microdisectomy. The pain I had was in my right hamstring mainly from sitting down. Glad I had the operation because now its gone. there is a 90% success rate, so you should feel confident you ll wake up and the pain will be gone. Problem is it is a 6 week recovery (mending would be a better term), so patient needs to be very patient.

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      Haha. An understanding boss, a good carer,  Netflix  (crime series) and you'll be tickityboo.

      Get a broom handle you can tap the floor with 'Tea please!' and a grabber to pick things up off the floor. 

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      Thank goodness boss is mega understanding, I've been off since beginning of January, my 15 year old son has been a star, the hubby has been great too :-)

      Thank god for the games on my iPad and the Virgin xl telly package lol

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      Funny since I've had the op I drop lots of things on the floor,Why?

      a) Sods law;

      b) I'm middle aged with a semi drink problem like the rest of the Brits;

      c) I always did this and that's why I have a back problem:or

      d) The invisisble man is taking the pzzz

      answers on a post card.

       

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      All of the above lol, I haven't had a drink since September do I intend to get rat arsed lol, I'm clumsy as hell so there's no hope lol
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      Great effort, I managed 9 days post op, then England beat Wales at rugby, yippeee and then drank loads. Be careful of the drugs they actually lure you to drinking more.

      The following morning I ran down the stairs to answer the door ( obviously hungover and not thinking straight).

      Very bad move; the mrs heard me and thought her caring duties were now complete; it took me a week of winging and moaning ( and miss jones) to get her back on track!  

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      The no drinking is only because of the Meds lol, haven't been able to drink on any of em, but then again I'm a right lightweight, I'll only need to sniff the alcohol and I'll be nissed haha, I haven't driven (apart from my hubby up the wall) since New Year and it's the one thing I really miss, it's torture I see my speedy car sat on the drive everyday an know I can't drive it :-(
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      Yes tramadol and Naproxen cant be mixed with alcohol.

      I jarred my back 2 days ago and it hurt alot plus I went into a state of paranoia. I took a couple of naproxen and 4 beers and this morning I was buzzing around at 7.30am like a gobi fish: shopping driving walking the dog. Not good.

      I read Naproxen and alcohol can cause stomach bleeds. so I'm going to have to dump the Naproxen: very unhealthy!

       

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      These pills do nothing for a social life do they, can't drink and fall asleep at the drop of a hat lol.

      That's my biggest fear, hurting my back again

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      Debbie: I take it you are having a microdisectomy. If possible try and stay in 1-2 days and dont come home until you have had enough. I was monitored regularly for blood pressure and oxygen levels plus I had pumps around my legs to prevent clots.

      Your sleep pattern will be all over the place and you will be a bit unstable/dizzy when you get up;so you do need some monitoring. 

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      Thanks for that, I'll certainly bare it in mind. They'll have fun with my BP cos it goes all over the place lol
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      Debbie hi. get Voltaren injection 75mg or similar instead of Naproxen as they are superb for your case. all the best mate . carlo
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