HI Im just looking for a little insight. I herniaed a disc 7wks. ago. The four weeks after that i had severe pain down my left leg. Numb foot weak lower leg and then loss of bladder countrol. I had a laminectomy of L5S1 3 wks ago. I feel much better than before. I had a very large herniated disc with 95% of fluid outside my disc. I feel like I am alone. My doc tells me to do a little if I can take it. The problem I have is that I can take a lot. The pain doesn't bother me as long as I know that it isn't going to hurt me further. They (docs and nurses) tell me not to work for another 2 wks. I feel like I can. I need advice please from anyone with similar experiences. Thanks for reading, and I'm thankful for all the great posts I have read.