Hello everyone, I am new to the forum. I am now 14 days post op, microdiscectomy L5, S1. I am virtually pain free, a twinge here and there, and a little lower back ache. I am writing because I lost a lot of strength in my right calf and was wondering will it come back? My radiculopathy had only started about 5 weeks before surgery. The herniation was very large, over 14 mm, and I just wanted to know how long it took for other people to regain function in their calf. Thank you in advance.