I am new here. I am having a L5-S1 fusion next week for spondylolithesis with spinal stenosis.
I am 49 years, female, living in Europe. I have never before had back problems and have now to learn to get used to being a back pain patient AND having a huge surgery with a long, long recovery period after. In under a year I got bad sciatica pain and spinal stenosis symptoms like tingling and numbness of my feet, legs and buttocks if I sit, stand or walk more than just a minimum. Urgh
Are anybody else going through the same right now? I would love being in contact with others going through the same problems and/or operation.