1 1/2 years ago I had a T4-T10 fusion done from a fall at work. I landed on my feet...If I was a gymnast, you could say I stuck the landing! Well I flattened one and cracked two other vertebra's. The fusion was done to stabilize me. Not fix. My nero said Im lucky to be walking. I take quit a lot of pills, have therapy 3x a week. I do what they tell me and the results are not changing. So I was getting upset. As I think anyone would. That this cant be normal. My pain has not changed at all. Im 51 and feel like 71. So I convinced my workman's comp to have a CT scan. As it come backs, my nero said. Everything is still intact, and nothing has moved. I asked then why do I have all this pain that keeps me from doing anything. As his answer to me was, Its that... or have no feeling from the chest down, paralyzed. He said I had an extensive injury. If I was any kind of a ball player, it would career ending. Basically said, To bad, So said. Is this my life now. Pain and not able to enjoy most things. I was a trim carpenter, Boater, jetski, biker, hiker, did and fix anything. Now I could not lay on my back to tighten the sink drain if it needed to be. My hips and legs are showing signs that the fall, and impact took its tool on them. Even hard to put socks on, any movement with my back stops me. I hope to have at least 30 more years left in my life. I don't have any grand-kids yet, But will in the next few years i'm sure. Wondering how that will be. Yes I can still walk some and get around. Drive short distances . I'm not looking for sympathy. Like to here from others with a life changing fusion, that stops your life as you know it. I cant be the only one.