Hi, my name is Madelyn. I am 19 and have had a Laminectomy, and a fusion split into two surgeries. 90% of my spinal canal was crushed during a car accident, L4-L5 and L5-S1. My last surgery was 10/5/15 so I am about 4 months post op. I am still experiencing nerve pain going down my left leg, along with lots of stiffness in my lower back and general aches and pains when trying to move, also my right hip is giving my problems. My surgeon has scheduled a nerve test and a nerve block to see what's going on, but I feel like it's too soon for there to be anything wrong, maybe I'm just really raw from the surgery? My surgeries were pretty huge, my stomach incision is 7 inches long and my back incisions are 5 inches and 4 inches. I feel like my body is still under so much stress and maybe I should wait on any tests. I'm trying to decide if this pain is something I can live with or not. The only problem is, my insurance is up in March because the insurance holder was laid off, and I can't currently work because of my back. Has anyone else felt like this? Any advice or stories from your own lives would be helpful. I'm so scared to take these tests, I'm so tired of being a patient, I just want to enjoy my last year as a teenager. I'm also experiencing a lot of depression and anxiety because of all of this. My scars have brought down my self esteem a lot, plus I've put on 30 pounds since this all began. My boyfriend (who I live with) has had to be my nurse through all of this and I hate that he's had to see me like this. It has put such a strain on our relationship. I'm just miserable honestly.