I have gathered from reading a bit that post-op pain is normal, but I can't help panicking and I wanted to see if other have experienced anything similar.
I had a miscrodiscectomy on L5/S1 right side for sciatic pain that had been bothering me for months. A few days post op some of the leg pain returned, but nothing serious. I was incredibly careful for the first week, as I basically had a caretaker, but I still felt twinges of pain returning. It is now 9 days post op and when I woke up this morning it feels like for the first time that the pain is truly similar in type (no where near intensity though) to what it was before surgery. I had to get on a plane yesterday and I'm freaked out that I made it worse, though I never had any traumatic moments, so to speak.
Does this sounds normal to others who've had successful surgeries? And for those who've had a recurrence, at what point did you know? I am 31 and the doctor told me that I am high risk for recurrence due to the disc materials consistency at my relatively young age, so that freaks me out even more.