It was now time to find out if my micro discectomy operation had been successful or not.
I slowly stood up and I very gently moved into forward flexion (forward bend). No sciatic pain. I then lifted my right leg and to my delight once again, there was no sciatic pain. I was so happy, but that was enough for today, back to bed.
From that moment on I knew that I had been given my life back. Things were going to get better and the future was whatever I wanted it to be.
I felt inspired and optimistic. I started looking at surfboard reviews that very afternoon. I felt confident that I would soon be able to surf again and it just seemed appropriate to get a new board to motivate me!
Next chapter: What aftercare?