Hi. I am a 47 year old female who is 5 weeks post op from a l5 laminectomy discectomy. Wish I would have found this site before I had surgery. I think I would have been much more prepared for what comes after all is said and done. Everyone on these forums seem to be very helpful! Not really sure how to navigate my way around yet but I am learning. Prior to my surgery I had been dealing with my sciatica pain conservatively with no relief (3 epidurals, PT, chiropractic traction). Praying I did the right thing and that I won't hinder my recovery. Any words of wisdom I receive are greatly appreciated!