I am two weeks out of having a replacement disc & L4-L5 fusion. I have more pain now than before my surgery. I am starting to get depressed. I feel like I am trapped in my house and I can't do anything for myself. I am thankful that my kids are able to take care of me. But I feel bad that they have to fit me into their busy days with school and work to do this. I have been having twitching in my arms and legs. and burning in my thighs. Yesterday I went to get out of bed not realizing that my leg was numb and started to stand up and almost fell because it decided to not work. Are so many complications normal after this kind of surgery? Everyone I talked to that had this surgery highly recommended it. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone!