I've been diagnosed with herniated discs at L4-L5, L3-L4 and L5-S1. 2 level fusion surgery has been scheduled for March. Between L4 and L5 is the worst, second is between L3 and L4. Have had all the shots (3 of one each then three of 6 each). Went thru PT whn i was feeling ok . Have lost use of right leg 1x completely (couldn't walk at all). I'm a somewhat healthy 48 year old female but I only quit smoking January 1. I am terrified of having surgery as nothing has been wrong with me ever.
I like reading this forum although it does scare me. With a two level fusion I assume I will be out of commission for awhile. I am just so used to being independent.
Anyway thanks for being there. I appreciate all the tips.