Hi, I'm new here. I've been suffering with lower back pain that goes into my left hip & down my left leg. I have a torn disc at L5/S1 & have tried steroid injections, massage, chiropractic, myofascial release, & acupuncture. Nothing has helped. So I have scheduled surgery for fusion this coming Monday. I'm scared to death. I cry every time I think about it. I'm scared whether or not I'm making the right choice. My surgeon is XXXX & I really like him so far. I just wish I felt 100% sure that I'm doing the right thing. I've tried everything else, but I'm still terrified to have a fusion.