Last night I went to bend over and I could not. I am 55 very limber or was, which means this was not an oh darn I cannot bend over, I fell to the ground. I had an L4 - L5 fusion from my days of ice skating back in 2006, and have never had any issues. I am wondering is this related to old age, yes, but I am only 55, or have any of you had a back fusion and had severe this is severe as it takes me about 30 minutes to come downstairs? just asking, as also, the stress of caregiving takes a toll.