One week after surgery. The worst is over! The sciatic nerve pain is reduced about 80% so far. They tell me that the sciatic nerve was very angry, so it will take some time to heal. The only physical therapy I’m supposed to do is get up and walk five times per day, five minutes per session. I have to use a walker. I can’t roll over in bed unassisted, but I can get in and out of bed by myself.