Originally Posted by HadEnuff
Update: Pain is very manageable. I have to take some Norco at night to sleep, but daytime all I need is a bit of Advil and Tylenol gets me through the day.
The scary part is the weakness in my right leg. PT is working on it. They want me walking as much as I can, and I like to walk, so I'm walking a few times/day, about a mile each time. I use my 8-iron as a cane.
Assuming no big set-backs, will confer with doc in 3 weeks to consider progress, and how to proceed.
Hang in there. Hopefully it will get better.
You know what finally broke me? I couldn't cough or sneeze anymore without crumpling in pain. Actually, sneezing in the car while driving became downright dangerous. I couldn't see straight for about 5 seconds from the pain of a sneeze.
When that didn't resolve and it got worse, I cried uncle.
I hope you don't go there. But do watch your weakness. It needs to be watched. I suggest you start a pain/symptoms diary so you can track things. I helped me, especially when I had episodes that I could refer to much later (like years later). Helps you keep perspective on your improvement or decline.