I had my MicroD on July 15 and started to have my pain return around 3 weeks after the surgery. By the time I went back to see my OS for the six-week post-op check up the pain was getting very bad as I could not stand for more than a minute or two without having severe pain. The doctor suggested an MRI which I agreed was a good idea. The MRI report indicated a moderate disc bulge had formed post surgery with a build up of fluid. I was very disappointed and was certain the surgery had failed. I went back to work at 7 weeks post surgery and started on Gabapentin to relieve the pain. Standing in the shower was so painful I started using a shower chair. Suddenly, this week something incredible happened. My pain has almost disappeared. I am so happy and at the same time, amazed. I just wanted to share my story to give hope to others who may have experienced a return of painful symptoms following surgery. I go back to my doctor next week and can't week to report my surgery turned out to be a success!