23 year old male.
I had a laminectomy/discectomy at L4/L5 and L5/S1 on December 30th. My leg pain has not gone away. My surgeon keeps telling me that I just need time for the nerve to heal. Over the last 3 months the pain has gone from slightly improved (compared to before surgery) to extremely painful. I don't know what to do. I'm so tired of living like this. I've had this pain for a year and 4 months now. It's driving me insane. I can't sit without pain, I can't exercise, I can't go a single day without pain killers. I barely sleep at night because no matter what position I lay in, the pain wakes me up all throughout the night. I often think about just taking my own life to end the suffering. I go to see my surgeon for my 3 month follow up on 4/1/2015. If my disc isn't reherniated then what options do I have? Do I have to suffer forever? I've been told a hundred times that it just takes time for nerves to heal, but it isn't healing. It's only getting worse day by day. Someone please help me!