I had a car accident in January pretty severe and have had severe R leg pain and low back pain.I was DX with 7-8mm disk bulge to L5 S1 and 2-3mm bulge to L4 L5 in April, I saw NS today and results from MRI is now a 10-11mm disk bulge to L5 S1 and 3mm to L4 L5 and he has suggested fusion to L5 S1 and ADR to L4 L5 and says he has to go in from the back and front thats 2 incision and honestly I'm kind of freaking out. I didnt expect that I thought it would be the front only. I'm a home health nurse and have taken care of plenty of post-op back surgeries but never seen this recovery for this surgery. I want to know what to expect and any suggestions for pre-op preperations. I'm reading posts of people that it hasnt worked and they were in pain and have to surgery again. I just turned 40 and have been very active up till January so I want to get back to that is it possible?