I have read several articles and it's clear everyone here has had pain/surgery/recovery and not necessarily in that order. I recently had a discectomy and immediately had no relief and possibly more pain. It's been a few weeks and I still have a lot of pain in my right leg and buttocks. I have had pain on my right side for the past 2 - 3 years. I just left the doctors office and it looks like I need to have a micro discectomy now. My questions or concern is that right after the surgery a nurse was talking to me and mentioned that I had surgery on the left side? I was marked on the right side and all of my pain has always been on that side. One of the doctors assistants in surgery kind of said "well it's really not the left or right" and moved on. Should I be concerned or just move on with the micro discectomy and hope for the best.