New here. :-) I've been having trouble for four years with my back. Bilateral spondylolysis and grade 1 spondylolisthesis and a herniated disc which got worse again last fall. It has been fairly debilitating off and on over the past four years to say the least. I'm sure most of you have a pretty good idea where I'm coming from. ;-)
Anyway, I'm booked for a discectomy, bilateral decompression and L5 S1 fusion with instrumentation on November 6th and magically my back has been great the last couple of weeks. Apparently just the threat of surgery is enough to cure me... it's not perfect but it certainly isn't keeping me on the couch and I've been sleeping great.
Anyone else had this "problem"? It's actually making the wait more difficult for me. If I was miserable I'd be rushing to the hospital. For once I actually wish I was - sound crazy?
btw, great forum - I've been reading through it a bit and have learned lots from all of you.