Well, Hello everyone. It is me again. I hope you all had a great holiday so far, mine was not too bad considering So I am now 4 months post-op L4S1 discectomy. I am still have very bad pain down left leg and now my right upper leg gets totally numb. Very bad stabbing pain in my lower back area. I still have some kind of fluid leak. After seeing another surgeon because my original surgeon basically threw me out of his office saying I was beyond his skill level. I went yesterday to a highly recommended doctor about 100 miles away from me. I took my original MRI and my post-op MRI. He came in the office and said I don't know what the other doctor did but he did not fix you. You have a ruptured disc L4L5. This was there before the surgery and now is still there after the surgery. He said he does not know why the surgeon did not fix it the first time. Nore does he know what the previous surgeon actually did do while he was in there. I now need a spinal fusion. The problem is that the fluid is blood not spinal fluid. So they can't operate until they find where the blood is coming from. So I have to get CBC ESR CRP MRI next week( I dont know what the hell that means) and biopsy the fluid. Then drain it and see what happens. He said it is too dangerous to do the fusion now. I am sooo pissed at that other doctor. I wanna go kick his ass!!!!! So here I am again stressed the hell out and scared to death. I only get 6months of disability and that means in Jan I will have nothing coming in. My job is ready to fire me that means no insurance in the new year. I was hoping to be recovered by then:( I just dont know what to do.