I am after having a microdiscectomy 19 days ago.
I must say I knew beforehand it wasn't going to be an easy one and was prepared for the worse. Luckily so far this hasn't come. Most of the pain I was in it is pretty much gone except for when I am getting up from bed do walk around the house. It was a slow gradual process. I can see improvement in the way I walk and how much I am able to walk in a day. My surgery was a microdiscectomy on l5s1 which neurosurgeon said was a success. It is up to me and my genetics to have a good recovery.
To all you people out there who consider this option or had it already don't loose faith and stay positive. I will try and update you weekly on my progress and hope to see others doing it as well.