I re-herniated 5 weeks post of from my first l4-l5 discectomy. Just as first time around, still the surgeon is saying it is upto me. Even tho re-herniation is large (12mm) its not pressing on CES related nerves. He also shared his own personal story where he waited a year and avoided surgery. Has anyone else been able to do this with a large herniation? Any stories ? My uneducated hope is that if I'm able to pull this off I won't have to face fusion. He did say that the rupture in the disc is large. so my percentages for re-occurrence are higher.