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Hi my name is Gill and I am 58 years old. I've been suffering with numbness in my foot, left calf and buttock for nearly eighteen months or so. I wouldn't say that I am in terrible pain - but I do have the odd ache. I have had physio, acupuncture, injections and scenar treatment. Right now I'm not feeling so good - very depressed as I had an MRI scan on Tuesday and the results show that I have Spondylolethesis in L5 - basically my vertebrae has slipped (not the disc the actual bone). Scans have been sent to a neurosugeon to see if they can operate - but apparently surgery is risky. I feel like I'm living with a time bomb at the moment - if it slips away completely I'm in big trouble and I have no idea if this is likely or not. I've got really uptight about it at the moment - having anxiety attacks about it - keep crying all over the place - terrified to move - I feel like I'm over reacting - which I probably am - but until someone confirms how bad it is I can't help panicking over it. Basically I'm really scared.