I am new to this forum and wonder if anyone has suggestions? I have had DD and joint disease for 20 yrs, on disability and unable to work. Am not in stage 4 (end-stage DDD) on 3 levels and surgeon suggests the XBox surgery. Anyone have this? Also, how can I lose weight when I am unable to exercise because of pain? I'm not sure what I should/should not be doing as I do all the housework normally. Have taken Tramadol and flexeril (I also have fibromyalgia) off and on and only recently has the doctor suggested I get more relief with oxycodone (I only take 1 a day). Just tired of hurting for so long. I'm only 57 and feel like I'm 100! Thank you in advance.