I am 8 days postop and still have no energy. I had a 2-level thoracic discectomy done posteriorly. I have stopped taking my pain meds because I don't like how drowsy they make me, so I've been taking motrin when the pain gets too bad. I'm just wondering when I can expect to have my energy back again. I still can't get around without my walker...not just because of the pain but because I feel so darn weak. I've had other surgeries before, but this is by far the most difficult recovery I've ever had. Any encouragement would be greatly appreciated, as I'm feeling pretty down right now.