my name is Mandy. I had a l5 S1 fusion six months ago and am still suffering. the pain i originally experienced is gone and replace with a different pain of equal or even a tad greater. my feet burn, i cant stand or sit for over 5 hours. If I am up for over that i start to get shooting pains down my leg and walk with a limp. I am emotional all the time. I just cry and feel so fatigued. Im fairly certain my surgeon said at six months post i would have a good idea how the surgery went. Now he is being very dismissive about my pain, and is say 12-18 months. I have no idea what is going on with my body. Is this normal, am i healing is there still hope this will get better or should i just accept my situation. accept that my life will never be the same. ..? does anyone feel me...? does anyone have these symptoms, and what can it all mean?