I have just been to see a specialist after having an MRI on Saturday regarding my problems. I have been suffering with severe leg/back pain for over 8/9 months now and was sent for an MRI to see what was causing the problem. The results came back quicker than expected and have shown L5 disc completely bulging out. I was advised that surgery would be the next step & therefore have been put on a 2 weeks waiting list. I had another phone call before to be told it would either be this Friday or next Wednesday.
I suffer from severe anxiety and so now am completely stressed out & panicked about the surgery. I was just wondering if anybody had any advice on the surgery, what to expect, the recovery time, and what it's like afterwards. I am only 23, so I know that will increase the recovery time for being younger but still I am terrified.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated