Hi Pauline, before I answer there has been a technical problem and my information has been going to my friend who used my computer and in fact used the justanswer page 5 days ago.Hopefully I've corrected it all now.
In answer to your request, immediately following surgery my right leg was the one involved, I knew it was nerve pain as I had been having spinal examinations etc ongoing un til 2001, when it became obvious that I simply had to live with it.
The pain was mainly in the thigh area outside (rt) and was severe enough to cause pain by simple or accidental touch, my lower rt leg was numb and my ffet swelled and felt like I was walking on jelly.
The Ortho people told me after surgery, initially it would get better in 6 months or so, which it didn't, then they said there was nothing they could do, measured me up for a ack brace, then walking stick and no I'm on elbow crutches, needles to say it has not got better, now I can't stand for more than 3 or 4 minutes, can hardly walk at all and if and when I have to walk any real deistance 50 yards or more, crutches are needed.
One MRI report (2001) stated same as all others since 1996, 2005 report stated virtually the same, then the post op MRI stated word for word what I have entered in my question.
I have tingling and numbness more or less all the time, my feet remain swollen and feel like walking on jelly, my back and both legs are now being affected, so when I get out of bed I have to stand and gradually get myself upright, same with sitting, I am in constant paid from my back 24 hours a day, I can't lie in the same position for more than 30 minutes, using pillows to support my legs on both sides of my bed.
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX helps, my e-mail address is [email protected]
The Specialist who reviewed my reports for Medical Asessment for report for claim for Medical Negligence stated - "no changes" between the pre-op and the post-op MRI's
whereas another nother stated something totally different.