this is a BIG worry for me folks .as many of you know i have been told that i require a ALIF and i should be having it next year sometime.BUT i am reading so many of you that have had fusions and are far from happy with the end result .i have already had 2 operations and for the most of my life i am in pain and don't feel well ..is a fusion going to finish me off !! or is it going to help me .?? it sound like a horrible operation anyway .i don't mind going through with it but i have yet to see that may of you happy with the end result ..i am confused and worried .the last thing i want is to be made worse .?????confused of manchester !!