I have a friend who actually lost use of her legs temporarily due to a mistake with the epi and couldn't walk for weeks. She had to do physical therapy to regain full use. She went on to have two more babies vaginally without any issue.
That is really encouraging. I had about two months of physical therapy to walk properly again. I guess the only difference is that my nerve damage was the result of the pushing, not the epi. Through those three hours of pushing the baby never moved. Apparently, instead of contracting on her properly, it was contracting on my nerves. I wonder if there is something wrong with my wiring and the next labor would trigger the same thing or if it was specific to her positioning. She was twisted around, head pushed back from her body, cord around the neck three times. If the pushing had been successful, she would have likely crashed and it would have been a more rushed emergency c-section.
My OB wasn't there because she was out having her own kid. When she saw me afterwards she said "there is no reason you can't try for a VBAC next time." but that was based on the chart - not seeing the labor itself.