I am 2 wks post op on my 2nd micro d, I had it done last Sept, it reherniated so I had my 2nd one 2 wks ago. I am in more pain now than before the surgery. lower back is getting better but the butt, hip and leg pain is sometimes unbarable. I am on vicoden and 3 days into Neurontin, with no relief yet. I also have so much degeneration that they want to do a fusion next, but since I am over weight, that has to wait until I can lose approx 80-100 lbs. so basically a year or so in the future. That is so far off that i try not to think about it, but the pain that I am in now is just unreal. I have read some post that have similar situations, so I know i am not alone, I dont have a support system at all, so I guess I just needed to vent. if anyone has idea's for pain relief or finding a way to live with this, I would love to hear it. Thanks for listening(reading) Take care!