Hi! I had an L5-S1 microdiscectomy this past Tuesday. When I got home Wed., I was pretty much pain free (due to liberal pharmaceuticals, I imagine), so after resting a while, I would go for a little walk around the block, then rest, then walk,etc, just like the post op instructions said. The next morning I woke up in realy bad pain, slept very little even with pain meds. The following day (Friday), I woke with pain but better, and did the walk/rest routine again. This morning I am in excruciating pain; can barely stand or walk or sit. Will this improve? Am I supposed to just lay in bed for weeks? I don't want to get stiff! Before operation, I had bad pain in hip and legs but at least I could walk a little!