Hello everyone, I wanted to introduce myself, I am redhott and before back surgery that really meant something! LOL Where do I start, I have had numerous ESI's, rhizotomy, partial blocks, facet injections, L4 fusion, Heck, I forget half of what had been done. Regardless, I had my fusion April, 2007 and was told by my doc that I would be up and around in three weeks and back to work. Well, I am still not back to work and I am looking at another surgery this month. They think I have adjacent segment disorder. I had tried the implanted stimulator and that didn't work, I have used a walker and an LSO brace and that's how I live at 38 years of age diagnosed with DDD, Osteoporosis of the hips and Osteopenia of the spine, Osteoarthritis. I am looking at either getting my instrumentation removed and or, a fusion of L3, L5 and S1, doc needs to make up his mind and he tells me on the 15th. WHo Hoo, another sugery-NOT!! I am tired of being in pain!! As I am sure u all can relate.