Hi, after another nights restless sleep suffering from L4 L5 herniated disc. I must apologise if I sound like I'm just complaing about nothing, it's hard to convey the feeling of hopelessness & despair.
In 2011 I had mild' surgery on my right hand side for herniated L4 L5 disc damage after months & months of pain. At my worst I was off work for 13 weeks, agonising pain, hardly mobile & on what I thought was serious medication which looking back now could have been dangerous. At my worst my wife said my pulse was roughly 8 beats per minute almost unconscious on Morphine. 6 years later I am now sitting here wondering why this is happening again to me but on my left side, I don't consider myself to have a low pain threshold & indeed can normally 'push through' any pains & just get on, this has stopped me in my tracks & despair, feeling lone is on my mind once more. On pain relief that would knock an elephant out the pain just breaks through, had an MRI scan a few months ago which showed the damage even though I was working normally, now things are worse than ever. I am trying to keep mobile as before but the pain goes through the roof doing something as simple as going downstairs to make a drink, feels like permanent 'cramp' in my left calf like it's on fire. Can someone explain the technique to 'move' the pain from calf back to the lumber area. I am not after any sympathy without sounding ungrateful it's just having gone through this once before I feel really helpless & have a lot of things that depend on me, I really feel trapped & as if I am being 'punished' for working all my life supporting my family etc wondering why me ?
Sorry if I sound like me me me but I know others feel exactly the same & hope they can give advice previously I had missed.