Hello will start by just saying I'm a 41 year old guy who is waiting on the trial stem. In about three weeks I haven't got the date yet. I've had a microdiscectomy/lamanectomy in 2010 on my l4l5 which did not work and ended with nerve damage from my lower back all the way to my left foot. I have numbness in the groin area and all the way down my leg into my foot. I was just wondering if anybody has had the stem for the same symptoms! I can't walk without a cane or hardly drive. I've not worked in two and a half years and was just wanting to know if this has helped anyone get somewhat of their life back! I don't really know what to expect I'm being told by my pm nurse that I should get 80 percent relief but that seems to good to be true. I've read a lot of post on here and got a lot of help but now it's my turn and I guess I'm just a little nervous! I guess what I'm trying to ask on here is for input about how well the stem trial and perm helped with nerve damage like mine? Any answers will be grateful. Sorry so long but getting a little nervous thanks for listening to me whine.