Hello I am a 50 year old female who is flirting with having yet another surgery very soon. My history and my dates are guessing I don't keep records, actually lets skip dates over the last 10 years I had laminectomy for L4/L5 and then Fusion of L4/5 & L/5 S1 with my own bone used, then had the hardware removed because the screws were backing out. Then had an internal bone growth stimulator removed what a mess, then had a anterior cervical fusion C3/4, 4/5, 5/6 with instrumentation and they used donor bone and now I am stuck with a failed fusion at C 5/6. I have been in horrible pain since my neck surgery 3 years ago. I have been dealing with chronic pain for 12 years now. I am here and have joined because I just cannot seem to make up my mind about the surgery my new surgeon wants to do. He wants to do a posterior revision surgery, taking out the old hardward, putting in new hardware, using my bone this time, bone marrow and a cage and also stablizing my neck because i have keyphosis (sp) where my neck is curved the wrong way. From what I have read I am petrified because of the post op pain. I take oxycodone x4 plus some x4 and that's it. i have been on everything from lyrica to lexapro and all in between. From what I have read I am leaning to no surgery right now because I am at least able to work and sleep somewhat okay. But on my bad days when i am miserable then I think maybe they can fix me... I go back and forth I need some friends who live in my world and I have read that there are a lot of my brothers and sisters on this site. Thanks for any input or ideas about should I or shouldn't I. I know only I can decide but I need support. Thanks!