Hi All, Im new here and was wondering if anyone has had a Level fusion of the L4-5 and L5-S1. I had a discectomy in 2006. It helped for a few years but now Im in pain once again. My neurosuegeon indicated that my L4-5 and L5-S1 are "collapsed". Therefore requiring surgery. Im a very active person, baseball ,surfing,golf,etc. How bad will this effect my athletics? I'm sure it will limit me some what but I was just wondering if anyone has any advice. I'm 38 yrs old with a 4 and 2 yr old. I feel I need this surgery to enjoy coaching and playing with my kids as they grow.