Multi level spinal fusion surgery
Two years ago I had spinal fusion (4-5) I was experiencing weakness and some pain in my legs prior to the surgery. The surgeon assured me that after the surgery "You will be dancing. You're whole life will change".
Since the surgery I cannot walk without a cane or a walker. I had to go on total disability from my job. blah blah blah. I went to an orthopaedic surgeon and did mri, myologram, etc. His recommendation is to replace two vertibrae in my back and fuse the rest of my spine (I have kyphosis pretty bad)
My concern is that back pain was never my main problem. I have had some back issues but my problem was my legs. Before my first stenosis surgery I could walk ok without a cane. After a few hours of standing and walking my legs would become weak but I never needed a "Crutch" I am afraid of this recommended MAJOR surgery because of the way I ended up after the first one. Thanks to all for any comments.