I am scheduled to have fusion surgery of L5-S1 on September 29th and I'm so scared. I think this is a great forum and like reading the posts because you all understand the pain that I have been dealing with for the past 3 years. I have 3 fractures in the spine and pain that goes down my right leg and into my foot. Every day the pain is about a 6 and sometimes gets up to a 10. I read so many postings that say don't get the surgery, it's a big mistake and other ones that say it was the best thing they ever did....it's so confusing! I really feel like I don't have a choice and can't live with the pain any more.