Just wondering if anyone else has had the same or similar condition and how successful surgery will be on my L2-3 level? Was scheduled to see my surgeon today, but he got snowed in somewhere so my app't is rescheduled for tomorrow. I am worried and scared. I have viewed my MRI and it doesn't look good. Laying down only makes my pain worse. Sitting is the best for me because I keep my back rounded and I think that opens the spine up in the back allowing more room for the expressed disk material. My left leg / thigh is horrible. The radiologist called it DDD and severe stenosis. I see no way around surgery and think I am way too bad for any other conservative treatments. I suppose I had to bend "somewhere" since L3 thru 5 is one solid unit, but how common is L2-3 surgery? Will it have to also be a fusion or do you think I can get by with decompression and a laminectomy? Anyone want to weigh in with their thoughts? I am 56 years old, female and weigh 145#, 5' 7" tall.