I hurt my back in 2005/06 and had to have back surgery, which resulted in a Laminectomy/discectomy of L5/S1 :'( , now I hurt my back at work again, this time i have major pain in my left leg, numbness in my left leg and foot, radiant heat pain in my hamstrings on my left leg. I have been taking Oxycodone for about two months, now my doctor has me taking Morophine 15mg 3x a day or every 8 hours. I had my MRI on sat 5/2/09 and today my doctors nurse calls and tells me that my results show narrowing of L5/S1. I have been on the web looking for a cure, maybe a white unicorn miracle, but to no evail, nothing. I have talked to several people, and all say my only real option is to have surgery to eleviate the presure on the nerve. before the injury I had no pain and was feeling really good about my self and my recovery and looking forward to getting back to welding and continuing my life after my original surgery, now I think about taking my life, all i need is 10 of the moriphine which is 150 mg of moriphine and just falling asleep. the pain is what i dont want to live with, i cant live like this. will surgery take the pain away or am i just condemed to a life of pain? if so then id rather fall asleep and ask god to forgive me. i used to be active, biking , working out, and I loved to weld, make things,now i have no idea what i can do for a living. I have an attorney for the workers comp injury, and wonder what my doctor will suggest. will it be surgery or a life of drugs to help with the pain. to be honest i would have the surgery if it means the pain of the narrowing will be gone. i recovered from the first surgery after about 6 months, so i figure i can recover this time also if the depression doesnt get me first. has anyone exp this problem? if so any tips would be great. should i see another doctor? maybe a neurologist, i would be game for surgery, but if that isnt a option for me from the doctors point of view then, i hope the lord will forgive me.