I am new to this forum and I am excited to be here. I have a herniated disc between my L4 & L5. The pain has been so bad. 8 weeks of pain and now I am having surgery. I exhausted all other avenues so surgery was agreed upon. I am so SCARED.I have never had surgery before,but my surgeon and I talked for 1 hour and he put my mind at rest alittle.So who has had a disectomy and what can I look forward to. The pain in my leg is always a strong 8 or 9 and I hope this surgery will take care of that. Any stories or suggestions would be appreciated!!