So, in 87 I had a ant/post spinal fusion with a Harrington rod placed. C-5 L1. In 12/12 I had to have L2-L4 fused and 2 months after surgery my back started to hurt again. After months of trying to figure out what's wrong they have determined that I have a grade 4 tear in L5-S1 and a bad bulge in L4-L5. I will be getting those fused in about a month to fix the pain. I'm curious if any body has had a total fusion like this? Trying to figure out what my quality of life will be? Can I still get around? I've extremely active but this past year has been no fun! I want the pain to go away but I also want to have some sort of normal life after the fusion.