Quiet hit the nail on the head
I waited 6 years for my op after it became and ER to get me into the op room. I felt so good after had life back no it was not wake up and get back into Jumping and such.
Remember that it will never be as good as if we did not have the back problems however for me to go from a lvl 10 nd higher pain lvl every day to a 3 or 4 and lower every day was what I thought to be a HUGE successssssss.
My Doc was up front and honest let me know that I would be back again one day and need work done he was right. I wonder did I do something to make this happen maybe maybe not either way I say if it is not totaly needed don't have BS even when we are told there is no other way to help or fix it I wonder if it is the right choice but for some there is no choice such as myself.
I could ramble on and on I feel so bad for people in pain such as myself and wish there was something to take it all away.
These boards have helped me alot over the years I come on every day and read knowing I am not alone .
I hope you have success and the sun shines for you after the BS and fusion keep us posted Hugs