Going in for back surgery on Moday, 6/13. My only fear is that I might wake up with no use of my left leg if the neurosurgeon accidently damages my sciatic nerve!

6 months of severe sciatic pain is no fun. I have been living on advil since mid December. Nothing has helped. Chiropractic, heat, ice, electrical stim, ultrasound,5 trigger point injections, 6 epidurals, all sorts of meds and no relief. Surgery is my last option.

Most days I can't get out of bed and if I do I can not walk upright. I feel like an old man, hunched over and dragging a leg. Nothig is comfortable. I wake up each night in pain and can't go back to sleep for a couple hours. I am counting down the days.

Wish me luck.