I just found this forum, I am so depressed I just don't know what to do. To be brief, I had a five level fusion with instrumentation May 10th of 2011. The surgery failed, I have degenerative disk disease, osteoarthritis, failed laminectomy syndrome, cervical spinal stenosis with myelopathy, kyphosis and radiculopathy. I was out on leave from my job due to excruciating pain, because I could not return to work by Dec 15th I was terminated. My doctor has declared me disabled and unable to work. I am a single female, I have applied for STD, SSD, SSI, Medicaid and food stamps. I have also cashed out my 401K, which was not much. I have been in survival mode for 15 yrs. and have lived with pain during that time. I thought my divorce after 25 yrs. of marriage was the worst thing I could ever go through, WRONG... What does one do? How does one live? I have creditors call ing wanting their money?