#o I really don't know where to start because I do not want to dissuade anyone from doing what is best for them, but I can sum this surgery up with just one word "horrible". I have never in my life been in so much pain. Right after surgery, fine, no problem, 2 weeks, fine no problem, now into week 3 and 4. The most horrible pain I have ever had. My right foot is hypersensitive and my leg is numb and very painful. I cry at night my leg is so painful. Doc says nerve pain, give it time. Ok, how much time? I'm on neurontin 3xtimes a day. Thank goodness for my family doc, if it gets too bad he will give my a powerful shot. Boy, I did not mind that shot at all.I have not slept in over 2 weeks even with the sleep aid Rozerm every night. Anyone else having this problem? Anyone having any suggestions? I would most appreciate any help at all. I also have this huge back brace I have to wear except to bed.