Hey all. I just wanted to introduce myself. I found this forum before my L5 S1 surgery in late May. It was nice to see that there is a place where folks that are going through the same stuff as me can congregate to discuss and ask questions. I hardly ever post anything on forums, but I felt compelled to join this one, as it has been helpful to me already. Anywho, I am sitting out on my deck watching the sun come up (it has become a common ritual for me, as I have trouble sleeping for more than 4 hours- and that's a GOOD day). I am glad that this forum exists and I look forward to chatting with folks if I am having an especially hard time, as well as helping to bring others up when they are experiencing the same. The one thing I am confident of is that this was a good decision and I'll be glad when I am further down the long road of recovery. I am in my mid twenties and all I want is to be able to return to my business and play with my young children without pain like I did before my injury. Thanks for reading my lengthy introduction!