hello, I came home from hospital yesterday after having a discectomy on my lowermost back on friday 12th. I have been suffering since nov 07 with bad problems which have just gotten worse until I had numbness and weakness down my right leg and foot and was unable to walk safely because I couldnt feel where I was putting my foot down. it all happened when I was giving birth to my son, my second child, I felt a "pop" while pushing and ever since it hasnt been the same. The good news is that my leg feels great since the surgery so hopefully everything is going to be okay. I am just trying to cope with the pain in my back at home now, the hospital only sent me home with paracetamol after depending on codine and morphine while in there (idiots, the lot of them and I will be making a formal complaint about several incidents throughout my stay, it's a wonder I'm not paralysed!).