Since my discectomy last month BOTH legs are killing me. I have never been in so much pain in my entire life. Never has pain broken me down to a sobbing blob throughout the day. Never, have I ever felt this bad. We have a large family, and my parents moved in with us, so this "conidtion" of mine is affecting a lot of people on a daily basis. It's so bad, there's not a place you could touch on either leg that doesn't have pain. It starts at my navel and goes down both legs and it's constant. I'm up to 100 mg of vicodin a day, and I still cry from the pain. The backs of my legs are the worst, like stiff hamstrings. I tried taking a bath today but it hurts sitting in the tub. A friend of mine called today and asked how I was and I broke down and started bawling. I had no control over my sobs, and that has only gotten worse. I'm scared of what I've become. The pain management specialist couldn't get me in until Jan 19, even though I was at the ns office the day after Christmas confiding in him that I had actually contemplated ending it all because the pain is so unbearable (here I go again getting my laptop all messy with tears) My next surgery isn't until Feb. I really need this place, with people who understand chronic debilitating pain. So thanks for reading, and any advice is always welcome.