I wanted to see what people would say they wished they had/hadn't done as far as treatment, exercises, or whatever. I don't mean for this to be depressing, and spilling regrets, but I guess it could look that way. I only want to see how many are similar, and to help me with deciding on injections or surgery or waiting it out. Not that I'm making my decision solely on info on these forums, but I'm trying to get all the info I can. Thanks.
I wish I had had all my questions ready for my surgeon on day 1, so I wouldn't have to wait another month to see him and ask more questions, now that I'm much worse. I'd have done all my research before going to see him.
I'm glad I found a good physiotherapist, and good doctors although I still have a ways to go.
discectomy in June 2010 - success! No sciatic pain, just some remaining numbness in foot. And I get charlie horses a lot.