Monday morning I will be getting a 2 level lumbar spinal fusion. The procedure is called a DLIF to fuse the L1-L2-L3 lumbar vertebrae. Hopefully this will help the loss of leg strength and major pain I've had the last few years. I am almost to the point of needing a wheelchair and surgery is my only option. The hardest part for me is the 6 month recovery time where I'll have an extremely low activity level. If things go well I'll be able to work my desk job (automotive engineer) in 6 weeks. Otherwise it is no BLT (bending, lifting, turning) for at least 6 months.