I'm having trouble with my left leg and wonder whether any of you have experienced the same thing. After my RH I temporarily lost the movement in my left leg. I had a CT scan of my brain which didn't show up any abnormalities. The movement came back enough to walk after a few days but it's never been quite the same since. Even now (more than 10 weeks on) I find it hard to lift my leg off the floor if I am lying on my back with my legs straight out. My walking is a little funny and I have to use my left hand to hold my foot down on the clutch when I'm driving in stop-start traffic. The muscle of my inner thigh has wasted away and I have a concave area where the muscle should be.
My GP has checked me out and referred me to neurology and for some physiotherapy in the meantime. He didn't think the problem could have been caused by the op because he said the nerves that serve that muscle are round the back and shouldn't have been affected.
I didn't have a spinal block during the op but I did have 35 lovely lymph nodes taken out.
Is there anyone out there who's had similar leg dodginess post-op? My consultant had never come across this problem but maybe one of you has. I'm not unduly worried but all the funny walking is causing other aches and pains and I'm really hoping that muscle comes back to life soon!