things are going SO much better! I am 3.5 weeks out from my two-level thoracic discectomy, and the pain is so much more manageable. In fact, I didn't need to take ANY pain meds today. Don't get me wrong, the pain is still there, but it's not incapacitating. I'll probably take my meds before bed, because night time tends to be worse. Overall, it seems we're going in the right direction. I figure a lot of my posts over these last couple of weeks have been so negative, so I wanted to report the good news to you!