I have suffered from DDD since I was 18 but could handle that pain. I now have 2 herniated discs (L4-L5 and L5-S1). Tried the steriod injections and didnt see alot of relief. My Neurosurgeon wants to do a Microdiscetomy and says it only takes a week to recover. But after reading posts on here I am freaking out. I am very active (run, bike, etc.) I would rather live in pain then live like a old woman...HELP!