I had a simple microdiscectomy about 3 weeks ago the fix a herniated disc in my L5 area. The week following the surgery my wound drained a ton. Was put on an antibiotic. About 10 days post surgery I developed a fever, headache and began vomiting. I went to the ER. Got tested for meningitis and had a CT of my head which came back normal. My wound was still draining a ton, ER doctor witnessed it and admitted me to the hospital. When I layed down the headaches went away. Typical CSF leaf spinal headache symptoms. Was discharged and told to stay on bed rest. Three weeks post op and the wound is still open and draining. The surgeon stitched it up really good. The stuff that was draining then decided to collect inside the skin and create a balloon in my back. I had an MRI this morning to look for a CSF leak tear. I'm given the option to have a surgery to drain the area or my back and repair the dural tear if it hasn't repaired itself. Or continue on bed rest and wait for the dural to repair itself and the fluid in my back to reside. The surgeon seems to think opening me up will put me back at square one with the headaches. What would you do?