So sorry to hear of your overnight pain, and I know exactly what you mean about the back vs. leg/lower extremity paiin. Neurosurgeon had told me I had an 80-90% chance of relieving leg/buttock and foot symptoms with double fusion, but would have more back pain. Now I've got all of it - no relief from surgery plus added back pain. So your comment about wondering if there's more CP because of surgeries (and maybe other procedures?) may not be off base.
I have to wonder, though, after all your surgeries, and you ever list "permanent nerve damage" in your signature, would you have another? If the nerve damage is permanent (and it can be for many of us) is surgery really going to do any good? I hate to say that because my surgeon wanted to do another surgery to remove soft tissue that he didn't get during the the minimally invasive procedure and i said no, because I only rarely hear of multiple surgeries helping - and usuallly even then it's for a limited time. You're a big girl, and you've certainly had enough experience with surgeries to decide for yourself, but I hope you'll really think hard and ask a lot of questions before you have another.
From one failed surgery "victim" to another....
To: My Lady in Pa: Great advice surgery to correct failed surgery usually in my experience leads to even more pain.
Scarry: Whatever advice You get from Your next appointment Please give yourself and Your great Hubby a lot of time before letting them cut you again. Words of wisdom bought to You by Your friendly friend. Tom in pain