This is helpful. I have libed with pain so long to have a diagnosis in a day is what has me so worried. I have not read good thinga about the surgery. At all. I have rwad of many people not beimg able to walk after the surgery. Right now my worst symtoms are arm and joint pain. Numbness in my extremities and tiredness and weakness. My question is what stage of the game am I in amd hopefully whomever I see can answer that for me. I am young and I have two small children. I want to be as healthy as i can for them.