It has been over two weeks since I had my bulging disc surgically repaired.  At first I had very little pain, the sciatic issues disappeared as soon as I woke up.  I did have pressure at the surgery site though.  After a while the was significant swelling, a little bit of sciatic pain was returning. It was becoming uncomfortable to sit against a backrest. 

It now feels like the swelling is starting to go down, the doctor thinks it is just a haematoma, and will go away within a few weeks.  When I am sitting in my chair at work, then stand up, it feels like I have an extremely heavy backpack on.  I am hoping that will eventually go away as well.

It is nice to be able to go for walks now, without having to sit down every 10 minutes..