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Thank you for your response. I have been on an oral steroid for the last three days. Have had some pretty annoying lower back pain, which I imagine is to be expected, but I’ve also been experiencing some numbness and “cold” pain while walking in my left leg (the leg that was “bad” pre-op). It seems to calm down when I sit, but I kind of expected that it would be the opposite. I’m hoping the nerve isn’t compressed, though I doubt I’ve reherniated. I know that typically, you know when you reherniate as it happens. Is there much rhyme or reason to how pain and numbness presents itself in relation to the activity that triggers it, or am I just overthinking? Very hard to shake anxiety surrounding recovery after nine months of very bad pain.

Thanks again for your response