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I am a newbie to this forum but alas back pain has been part of my life for 25 years now. I have developed a high pain tolerance and always have had the mind set that I need to get things done no matter what...until 7 months ago when the pain became just too much. Ended up in ER and had series of test done. 2 months later I was starting the process for a spinal fusion of L4-L5. So on Sept 28th I checked into hospital and came out 3 days later a changed woman and one who was (is) in alot of pain.
Now not so sure what I've done...did I do the right thing? Should I have just tried to live with the pain? Should I have tried more options? Nothing seemed to work for me. The pain meds, the injections...
I do find myself getting depressed and frustrated with the amount of pain involved in this. Hoping I can get some support and maybe some new friends and we can work through this together! Thanks for reading!