Hi guys. I have read a lot here and althoughit sucks to see people pain. But I know there are people who can actually relate to my back issues. Thursday I am going to have a 360 ALIF with instrumentation on 2 levels L3-L5. Had my first surgery at 19 a big incision down the middle of my back. And I bounced back pretty easy since I was young and in great shape. Over the years it wears on you though and pains start. Then 22 years and 2 days latter I had blown 2 disks pulling a transmission. And I had an emergency minimal invasive surgery done. I couldn't believe how good it felt. I had felt that good in years. 5 days after the surgery is was completely pain free. And then 10 days after my surgery. A 17 yr. Old texting and driving rear-ended me. It was instant horrfic static pain all the way from my back to my feet. But a look at my spine showed no pressure on the nerves. But the pain was a high 7 on a good day. 5 years later after a spinal cord stimulator, spinal decompression, dozens of injections and countless epidurals. I had started feeling a little relief. By relief I mean a pain level 4 was a great day. I get up one morning to feel a familiar pain in my back. Sure enough I ruptured another disk and the bone on bone was getting to be excruciating. So they told me this surgery is my best bet to lowering my pain level. I really didn't want to get it done but I am to the point that something has to make it better. Because I am tired of meds all day every day.