3 years ago I had lumbar fusion, the doc put in the pedicales and rods...they went trough the back felt great 3 months after...than last year the pain was creeping back into my life.seemed the fusion had not completeley fused.....so last march had another spinal fusion , same area..this time they put in the plastic spacer....this time they went through the front... after they told me that is less trauma that way....LIARS. X( .also have a high tolerance to pain meds...so basically they dont even work...anyway,...so i am almsot 7 months out and my back still hurts I am 31 years and just had a baby 3 weeks ago.. and am starting to doubt myself ever feeling good again... anyone down this road..? sorry to be so down...but I am just so desperate to feel good.. I do everything including a heavy job...go out with my wife..and try and pick up my baby when i can.. I don't let it hold me down as much as it probably should,,thats part of the problem...people never believe me when i tell them I have had 2 back surgeries...anyway glad I finally found this site..