The spine surgeon recommends MIS. One sided L5 laminotomy to remove hypertrophy from ligaments and do a discectomy. He says I'm an excellent candidate and could expect very good results. Ive been in moderate to severe pain for 8 months and want relief, just don ' t know what the practical side looks like, ie recovery, lingering pain, etc. Would love to hear others' experience, both good and not so good.