Had a laminectomy and disectomy at the l4,l5, and s1 vertebrae about a month ago. My legs feel a lot better then before the surgery but still have a lot of lower back pain that I only get relief from with pain pills. Seems like my wife was really supportive the first few weeks but at this point I don't like to bring up the pain because it seems like I'm bothering her with my complaints. My wife is the greatest but she doesn't seem to understand the fact that I'm in pain most of the day with just some relief with pain pills. I don't know what to expect as far as a time frame for healing of the back because everyone I have asked says everybody's different. I tired of not being able to conduct my every day life and even picking up the smallest objects is a chore. At this point I know I am severely depressed and needed somewhere to vent.