This is my 3rd time having sciatic pains. it's been nearly 2 month and i have a L4/L5 microdiscectomy in two weeks. The pain was to the point I could not walk, sit still, stay still or sleep. I even had to withdraw from a semester in college. Right now, The pain is tolerable, but i still have a hard time sleeping. I'm scared to death about having this surgery, but I kind of want to have it even though i'm a little better because I'm probably going to have sciatic pain again. is that a bad idea? I'm only 18 years old and want to know what it was like after surgery. my doctor said that younger people heal faster and i also wanted to if anyone had this at a young age.