I went to see my neurosurgeon for my follow up today. I think I am doing very good to have had two microD's since Jan. Still have some tenderness over the nerve in the right calf, heel and lateral side of my foot. I very seldom need to take a pain pill. My neurosurgeon has been very strict about activities after surgery. I was not supposed to go anywhere in the car for the first 4 weeks and only short walks around the house and limited sitting for meals only. I thought he would talk to me today about when I could go back to work. When I asked him about going back all he would say is "We will talk about that in 3 weeks". He did say that I can drive short distances (yay!) and increase my walking and sitting for longer periods. I am disappointed because I am reading about people who go back to work in 3 or 4 weeks. Have any of you had a doctor who had such strict post op restrictions?