I just joined and it's wonderful to feel that I'm not alone. I am facing a big surgery in January. I think you call it a 360. I had a previous fusion of L3-L5 in 2006 and now am having horrible pain. After my MRI I saw my orthopedic doc and a neurosurgeon and this seems to be the answer. I will have the cage put in at L5-S1 and then get flipped over to fuse all the way up to L5 or maybe one or two higher. I am 59 and hate missing out on the ususal activities that I do. I think I will just have to suck it up and hope for the best. I'm glad to have this group of people!