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Am I too impatient L3 4 decompression

I had trouble walking and surgeon did an MRI. It showed a bulging disk at L3-4. Did a bunch of non surgical stuff to try fix. No improvement with non surgical. Surgeon recommended a laminotomy (not laminectomy) and a discetomy at L3-4. I approved and went forward with surgery. Prior to surgery I really could not walk a quarter mile without sitting down to relieve pain. Post surgery for five days my leg pain was 100% gone in my legs,buttocks, hips. On day six, I am experiencing left leg pain from buttocks/hip down to knee, pain is very bad without pain killers.

I have read that time will heal this. Why did I experience no pain for five days and now pain hits hard on day six. I am afraid surgeon missed something. One other point, if I go to slight extension, it hurts a lot on left side in buttocks/hip and leg. I have only done that once and will not repeat. Any thoughts from anyone on why no pain first five days and boom it hits on day six. Did the surgeon miss something.
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