I have terrible pain in my low back, down my leg and to my knee. The doctors say I need spinal fusion, will have more info after today's doctor's visit. Can anyone tell me what kind of pain one experiences AFTER surgery, how long is the hospital stay, how soon you can shower, walk and drive? And are most people happy they had it done? The pain I now have is terrible and I only exist with steroid shots and 20 Advil a day. I can't walk for an hour when I first wake up without horrific pain and holding on to walls and furniture. I can't be the only one to experience this.
Thank you for any information and/or personal experience you can share with me. Oh... and I am 65 years of age.