Scheduled for Micro'd (L-5) and nerve decompression surgery on April 8th. I am extremely nervous about this proceedure. However, It is being done on an outpatient basis. Evidently, I come home the same day. I need it desperately as my left leg is painful and weak. My left foot is numb. It's been this way since last Aug when I blew out the disc lifting an air conditioner. Will I need a lot of help when I am home? Will I be mobile and able to get around? Can anyone advise on this please?