I am 47 and boy do I feel it! I am four weeks post op for L5S1 discectomy. The doc was surprised that the herniation was calcified and had to be chippped away. Nerve must be really aggravated. I thought I would be back to work by now. I am so depressed. I can't enjoy the activities I like to do and now I am getting severely upset. I am on prozac but thinkin of upping the dose. Has anyone had such a long recovery.time and so much continued pain! I have a call into the doctor but haven't heard back. To top it off, my family still relies on me to do everything. I have had it. I told my husband to make his own dinner and I am eating cereal. Tired of him expecting me to bring dinner to him when I am recovering from back surgery. I am really starting to regret ever having this surgery. Any support appreciated.