I am 42 and have 3 previous lamin/disc surgeries. I am now facing spinal fusion of L4-5. Have another rupture and horrible pain into right buttocks, hip,leg and foot. Please comment if onyone has had fusion surgery and what it was like, is it worth it?, recovery?, pain? did it give you relief? Also, has anyone had artifial disc replacement? Thanks, I am supposed to have surgery this next Monday.