23 years ago I had a hemilaminectomy done for a fatty tumor (lipoma) that was compressing the thecal sac. I had alot of groin pain and woke up one morning barely able to move my leg. There was no pain as long as I did not move the leg. This all went away after the surgery. Now after 23 years the same symptoms are back. I did not put 2 + 2 together and realize that I had the same symptoms 23 years ago. To make a long story short I just had an MRI done and it shows the lipoma has come back along with the thecal sac compression, in the exact same area. I have been getting the attacks again where it hits me in the groin and I cannot walk. At first I attributed it to something I did but then it happened again in the middle of the night when I was not doing anything but sleeping. I wonder if another surgery is recommended. The last one got me 23 years so I don't think that is too bad. This one should last me till I die as I am now 65. Any suggestions sure would be appreciated. I have Medicare plus a supplement insurance so surgery would cost me nothing.