Approaching this surgury with great excitment afterall it has a 98% sucess rate. I had surgury May 5, 2010 felt great. by the following Tuesday experienced a headache, by Thursday the headache was still there the pain was more intense upon rising. It was having a brain freeze that would not stop unless I was laying down. By Friday May 14 I was back in the hospital having a 2nd surgury. I had spinal fluid leaking. They were able to find the problem which was a small piece of my disc was left in there and snagged my spinal sack. Like a finger nail snagging a pair of panty hose. Happens to 5 out of 100,000 cases. They removed that tiny piece and did what they could to seal the membrain and then it was back to recovery. Did the 2 weeks of rest so the membrain could heal, this is tricky because the fluid does not cugulate like blood does so resting is very important in the healing process. As of June 6th felt fabulous! No pain all was good, however I was still very causious in what I did. No lifting,no extenting my arms over head, just going for short walks. Then June 7th came and all the pain and then some has come back. Pain from my foot to my hip. Spoke with the Dr. and waiting for MRI approval. May have another ruputured disc!. I was told this hapeens in 10% of the cases! I am still positive but really unsure how to approach the next steps. Any ideas out there would be appreciated. thank you for listening!