Im new to the forum. Im 33 and suffering from a herniated L5/S1 disc. Its my second on the same disc. Basically, Im waiting for surgery which will hopefully be in the next couple of weeks. The main thing is that I cant do anything, I can only crawl to bed/toilet and walk for about 20 secs before the pain in my leg is too bad. Ive spent the last 5 weeks on the floor in my living room.
Im having a microdiscectomy but Im so worried that I will ba housebound forever. I have a 17 month old daughter that I cant pick up and two horses I cant ride.
Does the surgery help? I can only find horrible recovery stories elsewhere.
Any advice would be great.