I'm new here so I don't know if this is in the right section or not.
I won't make this long, as I sit here typing the pain is starting to get to me.
Long story short, after 5 years of having problems with a disk bulge and herniation originating from my L4-L5 disk I finally had a microdiscectomy yesterday on the 28th of March, I felt great afterwards and was in pretty much no pain at all unless I made a wrong movement, and managed to sleep relatively fine later that night (I had the surgery at 12:30pm and was home by 7:15pm). But upon waking this morning (the day after) I found that I was really sore and my mobility was restricted and the nerve pinch was a bit more prominent, I know that is all to be expected given that they've cut through muscle and removed a part of my spine and played with my nerves. I'm currently taking Tramadol for the pain, which I've been using since the problem began.
I'm posting here because I was just hoping someone could tell me how long the incision site normally hurts for, and how long until I can get myself in and out of bed without pain and resume my normal routine? Also, the thought of coughing or sneezing terrifies me, does anyone have any advice on how to make it less painful to do so?
If anymore details are needed, I'm happy to provide.