This is just for anyone out there considering surgery my own experience has been a success and best thing I did sounds mad but I am now 8 mths post op from my 3rd microdisectomy and working back full time slight back pain not always slight leg pain still bit like cramp and a numb calf but very happy to live with this as wouldn't want to go back to the pain previous I was very lucky and had a fantastic neurosurgeon who really advised and helped me through the process little bit of history for you
Pain begins Feb 2013 no reason just appeared one day fit a
nd healthy till then.
Long time in establishing what was wrong with me 2 trips to AnE still no answer.
Finally 6 mths on MRI report L5S1 large prolapse impinging nerves.
First microdisectomy /laminectomy august 2013
4 weeks later prolapsed again 2nd microdisectomy September 2013
and finally things going great then Dec 2013 prolapsed again 3 rd surgery
Should say all at same level this disc did not want to behave
My surgeon wanted to avoid fusion as I am only 36 and I can honestly say I am so glad we did 3rd times a charm and have my life back yes it was difficult having 3 surgery in 5 mths but should state very unusual neurosurgeon was a shocked as anyone about this so yes have had same surgery 3 times recovery 3 times which is not easy but here I am now doing normal everyday things and back at work just been mindful of my back and treating it a little more carefully hope this helps anyone out there its a miserable thing to have but things can get better.