hello everyone i'm new here.i'm just trying to figure out where things are in this forum and how things work.PLEASE BE PATIENT WITH ME.(SMILE)i already heard aDOOR SHUT IN MY FACE!!!WHATS THAT ABOUT??.any way in 2007 i had a total right hip replacement.i stayed out of work for about 2 months and finally went back.prior to the hip surgery i was haveing trouble with my lower back.the pain in my hip was so great that i no longer could feel the pain in my back.since the surgery on my hip the pain is BACK WITH A VENGENCES IN MY BACK.I HAD A MRI DONE AND MY L4 AND L5 DISC IS MILD DEGENERATION.the doctors say i need surgery I DON'T WANT SURGERY.i take hydrocodone 10/325 x4 a day so that i can continue to work.it's hard to get out of bed some days but "I OWE I OWE SO OFF TO WORK I GO".GOD FORBID I F I DON'T TAKE MY PAIN MEDS!!!.sorry i'm so long,can any body out there relate to this story???