Just wanted some advice really and to see if anyone is in the same situation. I have a discectomy booked for next week and I am in two minds whether to go through with it. Last july i had my first child and 8 weeks later my problems started again far worse than I've ever experienced. I was hospitalised twice, spent four months housebound and on high doses of painkillers. Very recently I have been able to get out and about and I am starting to enjoy life again and my little boy. The pain is still there and im very aware that it could go again at any minute but its not a fraction of how painfull it was and I am able to walk again. Im worried that surgery will set me back and the thought of not being able to pick up my son for 6 weeks is going to kill me. Im so confused......Would i be mad not to go through with it? Also another question that springs to mind is falling pregnant again after surgery. I do eventually want a sibling for my little boy and how would by back cope with that if I have the op?