Hi. Twelve years ago I had severe mylopathy in my arms, shoulder and hands and wound up with a four level cervical fusion. A year after that I had the hardware removed and the fusion extended from C2 through T1. Fast forward another six years and sciatica, foot drop and leg weakness indicated I was not done with spinal surgery. I messed around for three years with PT, epidurals and denial before having a three level lumbar fusion. Inbetween all that I had four shoulder surgeries. I go to water aerobics several times a week, but now I have trouble walking to the mailbox in front of my house. I tried to be a survivor and not a victim. Don't know where this is going now, but I'm totally done with surgeries.