Re: ongoing pain
I'm older than you but when I was your age I had had 3 surgeries at the L5-S1. In '97, I had another fusion there, so we have something in common. What an awful thing to share, huh?
I also have spinal stenosis, bone spurs, bulging thoracic disc, bursitis, along with other stuff.
I have no special tricks for getting through it. I just take each day as it comes and go with the flow. Luckily, I have a great husband who is understanding and cares more about me than whether the house is in tip top shape. I do what I can on good days and on bad days, I just try to get by. I have the morphine pump; without it the pain is so severe that it is unbearable.
I'm glad you found the board and hope you will feel welcome here.
2 lami's, 3 fusions
bone spur removal
cerv. fusion, 1 level