Double Laminectomy/discectomy L3-l5, More Pain Now Than Presurgery. 30/f, Married W/4 KidsThe surgery was something that I had been putting off for years, due to being a single mom o 4 kids. I was married in Aug 2011, and had surgery Dec 2011. I had 2 herniated discs, spinal stenosis, DDD, and bundling of nerves. The most annoying issue was the sciatica I had in my left leg. The doctor promised that after surgery, that the pain would be gone, and I could be a normal young mom again. I woke from surgery with the most painful indescribable pain in my RIGHT leg, and no feeling in my left foot. The doctor promised it was due to swelling. 10 months later, he is still making excuses, even after he failed to inform me that after my last MRI, that I had a reherniated disc. I'm in pain everyday, lost my job due to running out of FMLA, gained weight due to not being able to even walk upstairs, nevermind exercise. The cherry on top though, is the way my pain doctor treats me. Like I'm an addict faking pain for more pills. They treat me like I'm a criminal, when I've passed every pee test, and have NEVER asked for more pills. I've been a model patient, but if
I say my pain that month had at any point been over a 4, then I'm lying in their eyes. I so didn't ask for this to happen to me, and I definitely didn't ask for their unsympathetic views.
dcgt04 26-30, F 5 Responses 1 Nov 14, 2012