I went to see my Spinal Surgeon today for a six-week MRI review who confirmed what I believed for some time. My microD has failed in that my L4/L5 has a moderate post surgical bulge with fluid from the surgery causing moderate nerve compression. He said I now have the following three options: 1) Conservative care, from which I would most likely not be happy with the result. 2) Another Microsurgery,which would remove more bone from the Lamina, with a 70% success rate or 3) a TLIF fusion with a 90% success rate but a longer recovery which would take 4 weeks to "feel good". I am unsure which of the two surgeries is a better option and of kind of scared of fusion. So right now I am going to just ride it out since I see the doctor again in 4 weeks but I was wondering if anyone has had a similar experience.