I am 8 months into my recovery from a lamenectomy and disectomy for my terrible pain. The horrific pain I felt before surgery has gone....but I am left with a lot of what they call neuropathy from my waist down. My doctors tell me this is all a part of recovery...however it does not seem to be getting any better. I had been taking pain medication...but became addicted to it...so I had my doctor help ween me off the narcotics...and the the withdrawal was still terrible. It has been about 6 weeks. I am restless...depressed...can not sleep at night and still have constant headaches. The numbness in my lower extremeties is very bothersome and painful...and at this point I just do not know what to do. I am unable to work...and everytime I feel good...of course I really give myself the heave ho to do something other than sit in my easy chair...and then I pay for it days after.