Thanks everyone for brainstorming with me about this and for your thoughts and advice. It has been so nice to hear other's ideas. THANK YOU!

As far as pain goes, I am uncomfortable at times. But, nothing too severe, mainly muscles aching or knots that build up back there.

The only reason I thought my spine had a solid fusion was because of what my doctor told us after my revision surgery. But, other than that, I have not had any other investigative work done.

I followed the physical restrictions pretty carefully after my first surgery in '07, but I was not given any after my last surgery. Looking back, I had some intense pain after picking up my 3 year old niece a couple months after surgery. Maybe that triggered it. I don't know.

Again, thanks for your advice!