I had a T-12 and L1 Microdiscectomy for two bulging discs and cauda equina. If anyone has had this type of surgery for the same area, do you have any advice for how long the recovery time is and what can i look foward to. When i felt the pop in my back i lost all feeling in my right leg, hip, and groin. Got home from work after theh sent me home to find out i had no feeling in my genitals when i went to urinate. I had the surgery on 9/18/2015 and still experiencing pain where the incision was and in my left leg.