Hi my name is Sandra and I am 42.  I have had 2 discectomys in the past and now have to have a disc fusion of L3-5.  I am experiencing excrusiating left leg pain.  I have just had a CT guided epidural which after a week have had no lelief.  I am a very out going person and work part time as a nurse.  I am wondering if anyone has had these fused and what has there movement been like after recovery.  How far can you bend over and what have been the limitations in everyday life.  I really dont have an option at this stage for surgery.  If anyone has any feed back it would be appreciated.  Thanks