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3 weeks today since my Microdiscectomy.

It's officially 3 weeks today since my Microdiscectomy. I'm REALLY READY for the pain to go away! I don't know if I'm just really impatient or if this was a mistake (the surgery) or what. Still in a lot of pain. The nerve pain from the herniated disc is still there and not much improved, even though the problematic part was removed. SUPER frustrated. Grrrrr. 

My herniation was at L5-S1, and the wound has at least healed pretty well. But I'm still taking pain meds and muscle relaxers, and Gabapentin, and even with those I am miserable and stiff and depressed. If I take the night dose of the medications at an early time, I wake up miserable in the middle of the night for more meds and ice. If I take the dose later, I'm wide awake until 3am and uncomfortable. 

Those of you who have had this procedure, how long was it before you were feeling better? I was really hoping for some "MAGIC" where the nerve pain down my right leg would be gone right after surgery (really started having issues in my hamstring, calf, foot/toes in March of this year, so was hoping the nerve wasn't too far gone in that short a time). 

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