I had spinal fusion on Dec. 27th. I was feeling pretty good and last Tuesday night I went outside and had ice on my shoe. I stepped on the hardwood floor and fell flat on my butt. It was the worst pain I have ever had. I could not move. My husband called the squad and off I went to the hospital. I was so afraid that I messed up my l4 l5 fusion but it was fine. I had a compressed fracture on l1. I was fitted for a brace and Dr. is hoping that it will mend. I have to wear for 3 months. I am going to be very bored as I can't do anything.