Hi my name is Mike. I just joined this site and I am scared as shit right now. I'm 32 year old and I was rushed into emergency surgery for a L4L5 discetomy. I hemoridged bad, I lost all feeling from the hips down(more so in right leg) and also bladder and bowel control. So the operation was a success, no misshaps and I had a great team. They caught it and we did the surgery within 18 hours of the lost feeling.
My question and the reason I am scared is I was not prepared for this. My outside of my legs, butt and crotch still do not respond to touch.(I can feel a little, more like numbness now) and if I go pee or poo I have to push HARD on those muscles which I can still control, I can feel my bladder when full but have NO sensation that I have to pee. My surgery was done on march 8th (last Friday) and it has been a week with maybe a tiny bit of change for the good. I'm scared because I have to use a walker and cane to get around and well can't feel my butt or crotch. I don't know how long it will take or what I can do to maybe help increase the nerves to come back alive and start responding properly. I'm scared the feelings might never return.
Does anyone have any tips? Suggestions? Advice or anything for someone stuck in a very much roller coaster ride emotionally and physically? I want to get better fast as get my nerves going.
Scared mike in Saskatchewan