Hi, my name is Angela, I'm 36 years old and I live in Michigan with my husband Chris and our two daughters, Briana and Maizie. I was in a car accident 3 years ago, and I have been living in pain ever since. I've tried all the non-invasive procedures, Radiofrequency, epidural steroid injections, physical therapy, painkillers and exercise. These all brought small temporary relief, but not nearly enough. My neurosurgeon has recommended spinal fusion. I am to the point where I'm sick and tired of being in pain. I'm just extremely scared of the surgery, and the long recovery. I know this surgery will give me my life back, I'm just so terrified of the whole thing. I know all of you can relate to my anxiety and fear. I hope some of you have words of wisdom and support for me.