My name is Jessica, and I have been dealing with back pain for as long as I remember. Anyways, due to Scoliosis, my back doctor did a spinal fusion in 2003 of 13 disks with the implantation of 3 rods and endless screws. Anyways, i have under when 2 other back surgeries cause I kept having severe upper back pain. I had a piece of hardware removed in 04 and an infection removed in 05. I went off feeling great. I was blessed with a beautiful baby boy. Unfortunately, after my pregnancy, my upper back started to hurt again. It felt as though I was continuously being stabbed in my lung and muscle under my shoulder blade. Anyhow, that brings me to me question. My new back doctor had determined that I have a broken rod due to improper fusion and he wants to remove the hardware and refuse the two disks that did not fuse. I was wondering if anyone had been though something like this. I have no idea what to expect and I am starting to get anxious. I would leave it as is, but it is getting to the point that I am unable to hold my 15 month old son due to the pain it causes. So if anyone can give me advise that would be great. Thanks for your time.