Hi everyone! I'm new here and just getting around to "talking" about myself. I'm a 66 yr old "gal"(lol) who lives in Arizona. I don't want to be long winded here, so I'll cut to the chase. In 2005, I had back surgery.fusion of L4/L5.The surgery went fine. I was on heavy pain killers for a long time. Finally the Dr just took me off them...boom! Yikes. Anyway, now I have discovered that I have sciatica. It hurts wayyyyyyyyy more than the pain from the back. It is awful. Anyone who has it, knows where I'm coming from. Done the whole nine yards, epidurals, nerve blocks, injections. Recently, I was on prednizone for about a month.stepping down. But I also had physio-therapy. OMG..it helped.....gave me strength which I was greatly lacking and flexibility. Right now I'm doing pretty good, but with this, ya just never know. So, that's my story. Hope I can meet some nice people here to "talk" and "share" with.