Are all of your disc herniations at the same level? What levels have you had surgery and what type of surgery? I haven't felt any pain from scar tissue as of yet, but my MD said that it might cause a little pain, but nothing like I had been feeling previously. I had discectomy first and then it herniated out the other side when I was rehabilitating myself. I then had a posterior Lunbar Fusion 360. After my fusion, let me tell you I thought I made the biggest mistake, the pain was worse and I thought I would never get better. These boards actually helped me a lot, because everything I was feeling, other people were feeling also. It made me feel like I was normal. The first couple of weeks were so awful, but it got better. I too was in pain 24/7 all of the time and had three young children to take care of and a full time job. I didn't have time to have pain
. I was so concerned before my surgery that I was going to be medication dependant for the rest of my life and concerned about taking many types of medication. I actually cut down on my medication after 5 weeks and then I took only over the counter medication.
My best advice for you is to be prepared. Make sure you have somebody to come and help you when you get out of the hospital. Make sure that you have easy prepared foods so you don't have to worry about making food for yourself. The best thing that I bought was one of those grabbers on TV, that helps you pick things up, because you know that you will drop everything the minute you can't get it.
And be patient after your surgery, I constantly felt that I was not getting any better and then all of the sudden I noticed the slight improvement.
If there is anything I can help you with or tell you, please let me know. It is always nice to hear a good recovery story. I think the person who helped me before my surgery was a woman who wanted to surf after her surgery! She was very helpful in knowing that soon I would get better and be able to do activities, instead of sitting everything out!