My MRI showed something (I can't remember what it was) between L5-S1 that is going to require surgery. The pain in my sciatica is increasingly worse and the pills don't help. I won't see the surgeon until December 18 and then surgery will be 2 weeks to 2 months after that. I wonder how I can handle this pain for much longer. I am short tempered with my husband and I can't run after my 4 year old daughter. Honestly it is really getting to me. I know you all have been through this. Any tips?