I am a 59 years old male. I had a microdiskectomy at L5/S1January 2011. Here it is two years later and L5/S1 has herniated again. I have the MRI and I can clearly see the herniation. I will be meeting with my neurosurgeon this coming Tuesday. The pain in my left leg is absolutely unbearable making it exceptionally difficult to walk. Slight numbness in my left foot. Exactly the same symptoms that I had two years ago. I am pretty sure that my doctor will recommend a revision surgery. I am very well read on spinal health. I fully understand the risks and I know that I will very likely have a good outcome the second time around. But, at the same time it is surgery. And things can go wrong. So I'm just a little bit nervous. That's all. I just wanted to get that out.