Back to the doctor
Part of my recovery was getting up and walking around a bit, taking a shower, etc... . Today, I got up, and had a pain in my calf that I didn't have before the surgery. I don't know if it's because I'm in bed more, but it felt just tight as a knot, and it didn't feel real good. My thigh, which experienced the bulk of the pain before, has just a tinge of pain int it. I'm supposed to get getting up and walking around more and more, but I haven't been up on it as much as I'd like to today. Called the doctor, and I'm going to go in and check it out tomorrow, just in case something's wrong.
Meanwhile, I'll be popping some pills here, trying to get some sleep. I didn't sleep well last night, and Ive got a ferocious headache. Better get myself some dinner and crash for the evening.
Update: Just got back, they say the pain I'm having is fairly normal, especially considering the size of the disk they cut off, and that the nerve's probably just inflamed a bit. Continue to take my pills, don't do anything crazy, don't sit up for more than 30 minutes at a time. In other words, don't be stupid. They cleaned up my incision, saying it looks fine (I really wish I had a small mirror so I could see what it looks like).