Hello, my story is not different than most. I have DDD and primarily affects L5,4 and 3. L5 S1 being the worst. After 3 epidural injections and PT we have decided to go thru with the fusion. My quality of life has suffered so much over the past five years....I am actually excited. I am unsure of what to expect tho as for recovery: short term and long term. Would love to have feedback! My surgery date is June 24. I have always been very active up until about 5 years ago. I want to regain that. What are my xpectations?