So, I went ahead with my 2nd laninectomy/disectomy 4/24/12. I had my first one 12/9/11 l5s1 with root nerve issues on the left,this time I had the right side done. Boy is the pain worse! I have the worst siatic pain right side. Like my butt and calf are going to explode! I guess they took out a huge piece of herniated disk almost a inch! Half my foot and littel toes are numb and it goes to my ankle and the back of my calf. But the siatica!!!! omg!! This is bad! I remember that the first surgery wasnt this bad. I know it is still early but is this a sign that maybe this operation didnt work? I had almost no pain in the leg and butt after the first one. I wonder if having laninectomy on the right and left was a bad idea...no fusion..just holes in bone.