I had a microdiscectomy in February. I herniated immediately after. I got two more epidurals post surgery and started aquatic PT. I'm seeing the doc tomorrow about a possible fusion. L5-S1. They want to do a second microD but I don't want to risk having that fail then having to get the fusion. I'm not sure what to do. I'm an otherwise healthy 34 yr old with two lil kids. I've been out of work since September. Been on pain meds the whole time. I think the hardest thing is not bein able to play with kids and not knowing what my wife's gonna do with them while I recover. Any stories or words of wisdom?
Left side MicroD l5-s1 2/7/13. Re herniated immediately
Revision bilateral MicroD and posterior lumbar decompression 9/9/13. Failed. L5-S1 fusion on 3/6/14.