well, I've been waiting and hoping that my back would start to feel better on it's own with rest and meds but so far no good! The pain is the same and the numbness is worse in my foot,ankle,and calf. I actually fell down right after getting out of bed in the morning because my knee was totaly numb....wierd!? I know that I re-herniated L5-S1 after surgery in December and it is pushing on the right nerve root but I was going to try to wait to have surgery again untill my kids are out of school for the summer in May but I don't know if I should wait that long. I have herd of people have issues with bowel and bladder, with disc herniation and I really have not had any of those symtoms. But sometimes,and this sounds wierd, I have a hard time getting "pee" to come out!? I sit there and wait forever sometimes...and then sometimes I feel like a gotta "pee" NOW! Like a very intence feeling like I could pee my pants. I wonder if that is that thing you hear about with herniations in the lumbar spine. So, what do you all think? Should I do the procedure or wait and what is up with my bladder? Do you all think it is due to my herniations? Please Help me!