I had my laproscopic microdiscectomy on l5-s1 about 10 days ago. It went perfect i think. I noticed immediate relief in a lot of my symptoms.
There was a low level stabbing pain in my butt for the longest time prior to the surgery that i didnt even notice i was so used to it. It is unbelievable how much more comfortable life is without that and i didnt even realize it was there in the first place. My sciatica is virtually gone as well already.
Today I didnt take any pain killers and made it through most of the whole day without a single notice of pain, except a bit at the end from bad sitting posture.
The pain in my back from the operation has also resolved already, I am simply amazed at how good today went so soon after the operation.
One of the main reasons i wanted to have the surgery was the fact that I had some numbness/decreased senation on one side of my penis/scrotum. I definitely noticed an improvement on this and I feel I am at a liveable spot right now. I just get down thinking that I might be stuck here and the condition is permanent.
Does anyone think it will continue to get better? Hopefully one day returning to 100%? Otherwise I am completely healthy.
I am going to start taking b vitamins (b12,b6), acetyl l-carnitine, and r-alpha lipoic acid as ive heard they can help with nerve degeneration.