Wolf - I have to tell you that it's a blessing and a curse that they are refusing to operate.
The problem with problems at multiple levels is that your spine becomes more and more unstable. If they stabilize the parts that are bad it just causes further destabilization up the spine. At least thats what I've been told.
I wish I had something to tell you as far as good news. But if I were you I would just discuss things with your doctor and see what they think.
"When we come to the edge of the light we know, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, of one thing we can be sure; either God will provide something solid to stand on... or we will be taught to fly.'"
"Cause when push comes to shove You taste what you're made of, You might bend, till you break Cause its all you can take; On your knees you look up Decide you've had enough, You get mad you get strong Wipe your hands shake it off, Then you Stand" From "Stand" by Rascal Flatts
Dx.: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Ulcerlative Colitis, Chronic Inflammation of the Colon, Ruptured & Fused L4-L5-S1 w/pinched nerves, Degenerative Disc Disease, Chronic Costochondritis, Back Muscle Spasms, Asthma, Benign Tremmors (hands)