For those of you who don't know my story, I am 21 years old and have suffered from spinal issues for almost 3 years. The problem I am having now is a collapsed disc space at L5-S1 that's causing a lot of pain. My leg is losing function and giving out and on some days I use a cane. Last year, I had a discectomy for a severely herniated disc, which seems to be the cause of the collapse. What I'm wanting to know is has anyone had any problems or complications with the fusion? Has it helped you? I know the risks, but I'm just wanting a few personal experiences rather than just reading from a pamphlet or website about it. I want to be sure that I'm not going to regret having this surgery! Tell me all about your experience if you've had one! I would really appreciate it! I see my surgeon Thursday to make the decision and set a date for surgery if we decide for it. My surgeon thinks it will help, but he wants to leave it up to me.
Oh, and I also wanted to know if any of you were able to get handicapped stickers/signs for similar disabilities. If so, is that something my surgeon would be able to do for me? I know I'm asking a lot of questions, but any answers are appreciated!