12 days ago I had a foraminotomy of my L4/L5/S1 for relief of severe nerve pain shooting down my right leg. Epidurals didn't help, so surgery was the next step. My doctor initially wanted to do a fusion, which of course is a more extensive procedure. Due to an existing heart condition, I opted for the doctor's "Plan B", the foraminotomy. He said that the foraminotomy would most likely only provide temporary relief, but that there was also a chance that it would provide long-term relief. Well, around day 6 post-op, I began feeling the shooting nerve pain down my right leg again. Every day it seems to get worse; it's almost back to the level of pain I had prior to surgery. Pain so severe that walking, sitting, even laying down causes severe, debilitating pain shooting down my right leg. Has anyone else experienced no pain relief from a foraminotomy? I know it's only been just short of 2 weeks, but the nerve pain is so severe that it seems as if I had the surgery for naught.