I'm new to this forum. I have degenerative disc disease from L2 thru S1. I also have a broken bone on L5. I am fighting with BCBS to have a fusion of my L3-L4. They have denied my surgery and a appeal. I am now dealing with losing control of my bowel. I have to be near a toilet if the urge is there because I can't stop a BM. I guess my first question is will this condition go away once I get this fusion done or am I stuck with this for the rest of my life?
Second, My Doctor gave me two options, First to fuse my L3-L4 or to fuse my S1-L5-L4-L3-L2 all together. I opted to do the L3-L4 because my Doctor said there may be other options in the future. I'm worried I may have made the wrong decision after fighting with BCBS just to get one level fused, have I?