I also wanted to welcome you to the CP forum. I've had a so-called "successful" double lumbar fusion about
2 1/2 years ago that didn't help any of my pain symptoms at all. I do wish the surgeons would start to redefine what "successful" means, but that's going to knock down their statistics so they likely don't want to do it.
Anyway, I just wanted to say hello, and hey, I'm in the U.S. but I can see Canada from my house!
(well, kinda! LOL)