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Hello all . My name is art . I am 31 . Where to begin. .. started with 2 bulging discs and a pinched nerve . Went to a specialist on a friday . He called me that night and said we needed to do an emergency surgery . So i had my first surgery the following monday . Everything went well . Doctor discharged me on my one month follow up ( no more meds ) . Something went wrong . After searching i finally found another specialist ... mri showed bad results . I had 2 injections , those were a joke . Did a year of pt . Doctor said i had to wait 3 years before i could get a new surgery. So the time came . He did a laminectomy , a decompression, shaved down my bulging discs again , and fused L4-L5 . 6 bolts and 2 six inch rods later i woke up . He immediately made me walk around the hospital not even 5 minutes after i woke up . That pain i felt that day ( april 23 2009 ) was the worst thing ive been thru . The pain never went away . To this day i feel that horrible pain as if i just had the surgery yesterday . I got another injection last week . Pain doctors orders . I now have deteriorating disk disease , and rheumatoid arthritis in my spine . Im only prescribed 10/325 mg percocets 4 times a day . I cant live this way . My pain doctor doesnt understand what i am dealing with . I havent been able to work since 2009 . I have 3 children who help me do everything . It should be the other way around .