Hey, I have a discectomy coming up on 1st August and I'm pretty nervous as the doctor's haven't really told me what to expect, they just shoved a load of unhelpful leaflets in my face. I'm 19 and I have a worn and slipped disk at the S1 L5 region and the pain from it is bilateral. I've been put on morphine for the pain but it makes me sick and not myself. I had an epidural in February but the doctor carried it out even though my pain had changed and actually made my injury worse. I suffered a lot during the epidural that was meant to be 'relatively painless', so much that I was bordering passing out. I was just wondering if anyone has had similar experiences, I know it's quite unusual that I'm so young and I don't know how that will affect my recovery.
I'm also meant to be moving to London for University about 4/5 weeks after my op and I don't know if I'll be ok to do that. So really I'm just asking for advice from people who have had experiences rather than doctors who give me a bunch of statistics.