I shot this while my husband was in recovery after microdiscectomy. He felt better right away, and it seemed all would be well. Unfortunately, his pain returned, worse than before. Doctor said it’s probably just an inflammatory process. Well, no such luck: The disc has actually squished out again and is pressing on the nerve again, and it looks like fusion surgery is the way to go. I was feeling pretty down about all this and wondering how I’m going to be in two places at the same time, when I read a friend’s facebook post: Her husband has back issues that are severely worse than my DH. Wishing them the best for a speedy recovery and trying to be thankful that our situation is not worse.