After 3 years of pain steadily getting worse I finally had a surgery date of Oct. 17 th. Had a pre op appointment Oct. 10th. Everything was set!! I have excellent insurance and have never had a problem before not even with my neck surgery, but today my insurance declined my 2 level spine fusion surgery! I can't believe it I am so upset!, so my surgery consultant has to cancel my surgery date and she said they had to wait for a reason and then would appeal which could take 30 to 60 days!,,This has made me cry today I am so upset and am feeling miserable. With my back pain and leg pain getting worse Dailey I did not know how I was going to make it till the 17th and now I don't know how long I will have to wait! This week have barely slept at all, not to mention the stress I have already suffered just waiting for the surgery date to come. So anyway I decided to call my insurance and find out why. They said they want me to have a diseconomy first to see if that works before a fusion is necessary. As far as I understand that my help the nerve pain in my legs but won't help my mechanical back pain. So I know I would end up having two surgeries this just seems ridiculous to me!,, anyway I called and left a message with my surgery consultant today and told them the reason why because they were still waiting on a fax. So right now I have to wait and see what the surgeon is going to do. Either go ahead and decompress first or if they are going to go ahead and appeal. I can't believe everything planned is a mess and up in the air right now. Anyone with any thoughts about this or decompression surgery etc???????