I was wondering since it seems to be odd . I had a microdiscectomy of the l5-s1 the experience wasn't the best. Anesthesia didn't listen for anything, and the incision going in was supposed to be 1" but was 4 and I didn't find out Till I took the dressings off and I was told I could start pt at week two,now they are seeing week five. What confuses me is in doing great, I have been since day one. I was only in pacu for about twenty minutes after waking up and they started my discharge about ten minutes after I got a room. The therapist cleared me without even seeing me because I wasnt even in the room. On day five I was cutting grass and the inky issue I seem to have is some minor pain and a bit of burning down my legs. I had all my feeling back upon waking. Tightness in my back around the incision area. I've read so many horror stories about slow recovery and pain. I want to know if anyone else has been like this. I haven't been able to stop moving since I woke up pretty much. Any feedback would be appreciated thank you.