Hi all. My name is Nick. Feel the need to let off steam and hopefully meet someone who understands what i am going through! I'm a victim of failed surgery! In September 2014 my spine underwent the following:- A foraminotomy, a hemilaminectomy and a discectomy. It cured over 12 years of intermittent chronicle pain. For 6 !months prior to surgery I was almost completely immobile and sank into deep depression due to fact that I couldn't work, walk, concentrate and just live a normal life. Also to top it off, my ( at the time ) so called girlfriend, on the day of our 1 year anniversary, decided to leave me. Just wished she'd have understood how much pain I was in. But nobody will ever know how life changing having DDD in 3 discs feels like! I always think 'what could have been?' Anyhow, that's the past, but am coming to terms with the fact the my back is, in a polite way, xxxxx'.