I am new here and looking to communicate with those who understand fusion/recovery with 3 level fusion complicated by spondelothesis & transtional vertebrae. I tried 8 years of other modealities before having the surgery (acupuncture, physical therapy, worn a back brace, epidural steroid injections, facet joint injections, biofeedback, water therapy, all the drugs, etc). I am now at 3 and 1/2 months and physical therapy is going slowly, but surely. I find that weather has a great impact on pain levels (barometric changes, rain, etc). I walk as much as possible. Pain levels teeter between 5 & 6 (I lived at 8 & 9 prior to surgery). I'm wondering who else has had the same surgery? And, what your comments might be with respect to pain? I can't drive yet and am home on disability. It's a challenge to maintain a positive attitude day to day. Thanks for listening!