hi im new here.i had the dynesys fusion to L4/5 and s1 8 months ago. I am doing well but still have some bad days, i have trouble bending to use cylinder hoover, carry heavy shopping, or drive for longer than an hour. Also trouble sleeping in any position except for right side.I dont take pain killers except paracetamol but use hot water bottle a lot. I walk a lot but this gives me quite a lot of discomfort. Intimate relations with my husband is difficult and can be quite painfull. Does anyone els still have pain at 8 months?. I am very depressed as i have actively been applying for work for the last 3 months, but no-one will take me on, i think as soon as they read about my surgery they dont want to know. Has any one else had this problem and any suggestions please !!!