hello everyone i am new to this site. 2 weeks ago i had a open discectomy to repair a massive disc bulge, the operation was a success. lately i have been having a very small amount of sciatica (1.5 out of 10). my disc was bulged for one and a half years so i guess that's why i have a bit of pain still in my butt leg area, i guess the nerve may be a little damaged but overall i feel good. my surgeon took me off for 8 weeks, i am a welder so there is quite a bit of B,L,T. i have been listening to doctors orders very well by doing exercises and walking about a mile twice daily. i also have some seroma built up around my incision but family doc says that my body should absorb it in time. im hoping my recovery keeps up this way rather then having any setbacks. has anybody experienced any butt/leg pain post-op? and does anyone have any advice they would like to share?