My name is Dottie. I just recently had a 7-hour lumbar fusion (through the front and back) at L-3/4. I had surgery previously (on two occasions) at L4/5, L/5/S1. The first one was the real kicker because the doctor put 4 screws through the bone and told me it wasn't a problem. I was ignored for 2 years. It was labeled as a FBSS, which i totally disagree. My diagnosis includes spondylosis, lumbar/sacral radiculopathy, lumbar post-lami syndrome, & cervical radiculopathy. I've been through the mill to say the least. I'm about 7 weeks post-op this time around and the nerves are starting to "wake up." Seems like I'm doing better this time then I have in the past, but it's too early to tell. I'm anxious to learn from you folks that have been through as much (and more) than I have.