Hi, I'm new to the forum. I had a Laminectomy on Friday, 27 February and are now back at home. Feel extremely good and have no more pain. The problem was in the L5/S1 Level where they had to remove a disc (i think this is how you call it). Bottom line, I feel good and dr advised me not to run for the next 9 months. Apparently, there is another disk just on top of the one he had to remove that might cause the same problem, but did not want to remove it at the same time as it is not problamatic at this point in time. Question: 1. What do I have to do to ensure that I do not end up having another surgery. 2. May i ever go back running again .... remember I love my running and would love to at least participate in Two Oceans again, maybe not 2010, but 2011!? Is this possible?