My neurosurgeon and pain mgmt doctor are recommending that I have fusion surgery asap. I was diagnosed with spondylolisthesis and severe DDD at L5-S1 and S2. I have tried all the conservative approaches (therapy, injections, meds, etc.) and the only thing that really helps is the meds. I would like to try and wait and build up my leave at work so I do not have to go on short or long term disability, but my docs are saying that I can do this but they would really like for me to get the surgery done. My question is, is it safe for me to wait or should I just get it done with and put up with all of the headaches of having to deal with disability?