I had spinal fusion surgery through my side Dec 16 2014. While in the hospital, began to bleed internally. I had to have a blood transfusion of 6 pints of blood. After staying with my son 2 weeks, I actually was feeling pretty when the surgeon called and said the surgery didn't take and I needed another one through the back for more screws. That surgery was performed 2 Jan 15. I have good days and bad days but the bad days are horrible. I wend back to work one month after the second surgery but still feel a lot of pain. I was up all night last night from pain because I ran out of pain pills. I called the Dr this am but I get so frustrated. I hate pain meds but hate the pain worse. I am trying to stay upbeat but it is hard. I was so thrilled to find this site and see I am not alone.