Finally had my L5/S1 discectomy revision yesterday, along with a little bone shaving to make some more room at L4/L5. 16mm herniation gone. 3 hours on the table, but one day later and I am at home and doing remarkably well. Still have numbness and weakness on my right side where the nerve was impinged, but that is to be expected. Overall I am doing well - now I just have to take it easy and let myself recover.
Thanks to everyone on this site who takes the time to post, especially those with positive messages. The more people share experiences, the easier it is for us to face our challenges.