Hi, I'm new to this forum. I'm recovering from my second spinal fusion surgery (02/03/15,), which fused L3-S1. On 10/01/13 I had a L4-S1 fusion, laminectomy, and facetectomy which failed. My pain began in late 2003 when I herniated my L4/L5 disc. DDD set in and after years of NSAIDs, PT, and chiropractic treatment, I had a radio frequency ablation in 2010 which virtually eliminated my leg pain. Lumbar pain became unbearable in 2013, leading to the surgery which failed. I'd love to hear from others who have experienced a failed spinal surgery and have endured a second operation to correct the original problem. I am still out of work after 3 1/2 months, and I thought I'd be able to go back by now. My stamina is poor and I still need narcotic meds for pain a few days per week. Thanks for your help!