I am looking for some help regarding this. I am only 23 and I am going on my 3rd back surgery. I had my first one when I was 16. I had a laminectomy, then when I was 18, I had cracked a vertabrae and had to have a Spinal Fusion 2 weeks after my High School Graduation and my entire summer after highschool was ruined. Now I am still in pain, I currently have the nerve disease called Arachnoiditis, and slowly the sensation in my legs and toes are going away....and I am scheduled to have my hardware removed in November...has anyone had a hardware removal surgery done???? I just graduated college and im trying to start my life...with working etc. Any words of wisdom is greatly appreciated...thanks..