has anyone had any sort of back surgery? I am looking at lower back surgery to correct the depletion of cartilage and osteoporosis so its mostly bone on bone, two calcified knots on 2 dics and 3 herniated discs that have been there for about 3 years and i had broken the tailbone/lower vertabrae when i was 15 and never had it fixed. Obviously on the remicade and prednisone I will be looking at a risk of infection and so on. I have heard mostly bad stories of people getting back surgery and bad recoveries and a desire wishing they never got it. Just curious. I know i wish i never had to get my ankle surgery because it did not heal how they were expecting. If my back were to heal that way it would be a lot worse.