Well, talked to my phys. therapist today, and she said to hold off on the new exercises, and in fact, back way down on my routine ones too if needed. AND to call the doctor if things don't settle down, especially if my bladder or bowels become involved. Of course, this all comes to a head on Friday afternoon! Then I whacked the leg on a tv tray, sitting up from my nap. Wonderful.
To top it all off, I'm feeling the need to urinate more often this evening than normal. Hmmm, I don't like this. (I just googled it, and this is supposed to be a problem in cold weather, not hot.)
Help&faith - I do have that book, and I agree, it's a really good one. Maybe CMP plays into this, I don't know, but this area was a problem way before it got bad enough for surgery....I mean years before. Maybe the disc ruptured way back when, I wish I knew!
White Beard - Yes, my therapist knows about
all my limitations, and thinks it's just from muscle disuse. She has been happy up till now with my progress in gaining strength, and range of motion.
Susie - Actually, no one has seemed too concerned about
my foot and ankle (I shouldn't really have said leg, it barely goes up that far) - not the surgeon, and not my regular doctor, who said he thinks it might not even be related. Usually I worship the ground this guy walks on, but I think he's way wrong about
this...it started at the exact same time as my horrible sciatic pain! It actually isn't that much to see, but is a bit darker and "fatter." Of course, it feels worse than it looks. I am on Gabapentin, just at night. No, I don't really have muscle spasms, but lots of aching and numbness.