Well I’m 2 weeks post-op now and I definitely have not walked away “pain-free” as I was promised. It’s a strange pain now, hard to explain. I still have twinges of sciatica down my leg and my feet have lots of pins an needles now which they never did before. I’ve called the surgeon to make sure all these symptoms are normal and that i haven re-herniated my back, however he won’t be available for 2 days. So I just get to wait. Everyone made this operation sound so simple before i had it, but now i’m finding out it’s not so simple at all and it could take me up to year to be back to ‘normal’. which is frustrating for me because it’s not what i was expecting. I’m not so sure I’ll be able to go back to sitting at a desk for long periods of time as sitting hurts the worst. As you can tell my spirits are not very high at the moment and it’s hard to just grin and bare it, but i’m trying.
In the meantime, i’ve passed the days by creating a new portfolio site and have opened myself up to freelance designing in my spare time. Take a look.
UPDATE: The doctor called back and said pins and needles are normal everything i’m experiencing is to be expected and he’ll see me in two weeks. phew.