I went back to work yesterday, 4 weeks after a lami/discectomy on l5-s1. Recently I've been feeling great, walking 1.5-2.5 miles a day and a little extra exercise (WII Active). I didn't realize how coming back to my desk job would be so different. It completely wore me out halfway through the day and I've had more pain since yesterday than I have had since the surgery. Muscles hurt, can't get comfortable, just feeling bad. Has anyone else gone through this? My husband says part of it is that even though I had been doing all the walking and all, I've always been able to rest during the day and nap if needed. I feel like I've taken 10 steps back in the recovery and it sucks.