I had a discectomy L4/L5 with decompression on Wednesday. Everything went good and the neuro said the surgery had gone very well. I was released Thursday around noon and have been home just sitting and taking it easy with some occasional very short walks. Day 2 the pain down the left leg started back up (prob after the anesthesia wore off), and it has gotten progressively worse. I feel like I am right back where I was with the sciatic-type pain. I am on Loritab for pain and steroids for inflammation and about done with the steroids. When the pain meds wear off I am bad enough where I cannot walk. BTW, I was in severe pain for probably two months and probably needed surgery that early before I succumbed to it, so the herniated disc had that much time to work against me.
I am waiting for the dr. office to open to call in. Just hoping someone on here has had a similar experience and can tell me what to expect from this point on.