hey there. 12 days post op. Incision site feels great. Most lower back pain all but disappeared. Some sore ness. The thing that really bothers me is the numb buttock, calf, ankle right side outside edge of foot and last three toes. Some numbness as well across the top of my foot as well. Deep pain in the calf and hamstring as well. I'm aware that it takes time to heal and all is pointing in the right direction with small hardly noticeable improvements. My question is really location of the numbness. What I have read is the areas that are numb aren't in any way related to the l4 l5 level and more related to the S1 area which is confusing to me. I'm sure there is a reasonable explanation. Any thoughts? Also as with everyone else out there. How long does it take??!!!!!