I wanted to welcome you aboard to our chronic pain family. You will love the members here. Such a wonderful group of caring individuals. I am glad you found us but so sorry for all your suffering. I sure hope you can find some answers to help you. What kind of specialists are you seeing right now? and what meds are you on? do you see a pain specialist? when is your surgery booked for?
I know there are several members here with much experience with back problems and they will be along soon. Quite often it is quiet over the weekend and being the final weekend before Christmas it is very slow.
Stay with us for the long run as you won't be disappointed. Keep posting and let us know how you make out.
Dreamz, I too am in Canada, (Ont.). Where are you from?