I had the op just over nine and a half years ago when I was 35. I still get pain, but nothing like I was getting. I still have to sit on the sofa with my left leg tucked up under me, it helps with the pressure on my tail, or what remains of it. I avoid hard plastic seats as much as I can, and church pews!!
I was out of hospital within 24 hours, and back to work in 2 weeks, I just had to avoid bending down a lot. I'd had the steroid injections, manipulation and heat treatment therapy, the op was the only option left, and it was the best of them all. It hasn't cured the problem but it is a lot less painful than it was.