I am new here. I have read a lot of topics and forums etc. while I feel so fortunate with only having one back surgery compared to others I am looking at my second one. I have daily pain that has hindered my life and what I do. It has affected my relationship as my partner doesn't understand pain. Once you have surgery isn't it supposed to go away? Uh no not always. I take a lot of medicines to control the pain like Opiates, neurontin for the nerve damage, Voltarin for inflammation, flexeril for muscles and ambien to try to sleep (which I still have problems). I feel like I don't know whether I am coming or going. I am just looking for acceptance and support. I'm also a great listener. Lol.