Yes lovelies, i'm currently having a slipped disc, which caused my left leg to experience numbness, weakness, and sometimes pain.
It all happened last week on Tuesday, when I suddenly had a severe back pain when I got up from bed, which limited my physical activity especially rukuk during solat (bleh rukuk 2degree je kot). The back pain run through my buttock muscle, going down my left leg until it reach my left foot. On Monday I'm wearing highheels, but the next day I can only have Crocs. I went to Klinik Menara, attended by a woman doc (I was expecting Dr Rasool), and she prescribed me with pain killer and some kind of muscle cream, in which both were not helping much.
Therefore, after work we headed to Klinik Menara (at Bkt Jelutong) and I was still expecting Dr Rasool. I was not so lucky that day, his shift was on the next day. I managed to get Dr Alan, which is also an experienced doc. After diagnosing me, he suspected me having a slipped disc. 2 days mc given by Dr Alan really helped. The pain slowly go away, however the numbness became more apparent. I went to see him again for follow-up and he referred me to DEMC Orthopedic specialist. The cause of my pain - improper uplifting of boxes on Sunday, but I guess the pain has already developed before but I just ignore it. Being me, I have all strength and time to open the boxes that were shipped 1 month ago from UK (padan muka, sbb tak sabar sesangat :P)
To cut the story short, Dr Chang (DEMC) sent me for x-ray and MRI, and confirmed me for the slipped disc. Currently I'm on daily medication and physiotherapy (twice a week). Another alternative is minor surgery, which involves an injection to the slipped disc. The final solution is to go for open surgery, which really scares me to death. Takut la kan, kang terkena spine ke, kang lumpuh ke, nauzubillah. After a deep talk with hubby, I decided to go for physiotherapy for 2 weeks and monitor the condition. If it gets worse or remain the same, I think I might want to go for the minor surgery as the risk is low. Let's pray to Allah that I will be ok after 2 weeks of physio. I'm missing my heels and since I want to lose weight, I need to exercise. As of now, I can only do minimal activity such as walking and some stretching.
Doakan saya semoga cepat sembuh daripada dugaan kesihatan ini oke?
To read more about slipped disc, you can refer here: http://www.emedicinehealth.com/slipped_disk/article_em.htm