I had a L5/S1 Discectomy & Nerve root decompression at the beginning of November. The op didn't go to plan and I still get a lot of neuro pain as well as permanant numbess from my left buttocks to my big toe. I lost bladder function and had a catheter for a short while and had some infection in my scar tissue. When I came round from surgery and said I couldn't feel my leg, I was told it could be "just one of those things". Aside from when I was in hospital, I only saw my surgeon 5 weeks post op, in December, for all of five minutes, even though he had said it was the worst surgery he'd ever performed and was aware of nerve damage. It was also at that point I also had sitches removed that had pushed through the scar. I have not been seen by him since and no sign of an appointment. As well as this, I was diagnosed with reactive arthritis in August and have seen my rheumy once, also in December. Because of the flare ups in my joints I'm finding it increasingly difficult to adjust. But I feel I've had no support and not much has been said to explain why all this has happened, or how!