I was diagnosed with cauda equina syndrome (caused by a buldging disc) in April of last year. I have been on limited duty since then, but I will soon be evaluated for either continuing service, or seperation (I'm guessing those are my only two options). Has anyone else had this disorder? My real question is what should I be preparing for, staying in, or getting out? I've made a decent recovery. I have constant siatic nerve pain (though, it's not so painful that it stops me from doing daily activities) down my left leg, some muscle spasms in my calf muscle, and obviously, I have back pain all the time, which normally isn't too bad unless I aggreviate it with activity. Anyone have any advice for what to prepare for?