I was diagnosed with Sciatica/Radiculopathy about 10 months ago. My MRI showed a herniated disk at the L4-L5 level. So far, Ive tried pain meds, muscle relaxers, rest, heat, cold, physical therapy, and 2 cortisone epidural lumbar shots, all which gave me minimal relief. Actually, physical therapy was making my pain worse. Ive seen a orthopeadic surgeon and he recommended a Microdisdectomy. I also got a 2nd opinion from another surgeon and MicroD surgery was recommended as well. Ive the surgery scheduled in 2 weeks. However, now I am feeling somewhat better, and some days my pain level is almost null. I started walking without the cane and been sleeping much better. I dont need pain meds any longer. I am second guessing the decision to have the MicroD, but dont know what to do next. At this point in time, I'm unsure of my options. Perhaps I am feeling better because I've been home resting for 2 months. Although I'm doing better, I'm in no way ready to return to my heavy-lifting, driving job. What would you in my position? For what I understand, the surgery is for pain relief and now I'm hardly feeling any. I'm happy, but rather confused!