I am in day 2 of post op. So far everything is going good. I wanted to post some good news on here, for those people that are about to pull the trigger on surgery.
Stiffness in back where incision was, muscles sore, and that's it. This pain is whay you would expect, but the big thing is that butt and leg pain are GONE.
It is so nice to stand up and go to the bathroom without pain, and go outside and stand without pain.
Going to continue to take it easy and get better. I don't want to reherniate this thing.
Doc said that the herniation was "impacted in the nerves" meaning that the jelly in the disc did not come all the way out, and wedged in the nerves and would not come out, or go back in. That is what I was in so much pain and could not get releif in any position I tried.
Will keep you informed.