Good evening, I'm new here and will get straight to the point...I had a microdiscectomy May of 2017, surgery and the recovery process were more than perfect. The procedure lasted a little over a year and then I re-herniated the same disc. I tried oral steroids, physical therapy and injections to no avail. I will be having a second microdiscectomy on Jan.14th. I'm looking for any positive stories, feedback or advice. I REALLY want this one to work and LAST. The thought of having a fusion terrifies me. Thank you in advance.