I've read several times on here, that pain 2 weeks after a discotomy is because anaesthetic was put there that was meant to last 2 weeks. However, I find that really hard to believe - that would have to be some strong drug put in you to last that long!
I was freaking out that it would be the same for me, but when I went for surg, they said it would only last 8-10 hours, and then I'd need painkillers. Well, it's been 1 week, and I hardly took any painkillers. I really hope I don't have some kind of residual pain starting in the next few weeks. Especially since I seem to have misplaced my Percocets! I'd like to hope that I just keep getting better. I see my dr next week, so I'll ask him about that. We'll see how things go.
discectomy in June 2010 - success! No sciatic pain, just some remaining numbness in foot. And I get charlie horses a lot.