After many years of wondering what was exactly wrong and then what to do, Here we are in Germany. L2 to S1 are compromised in my back. Dr Bierstedt here says that at some point in my life I've suffered a traumatic injury to my back, which has caused the 3 slipped vertabrae. Also L5 and S1 disks are degenerated. The symptoms have gotten increasingly worse, especially the last 6 months. I have always dreaded the thot of surgery, but the last few weeks I've told Russ I'm actually looking forward to it. Only one more morning to wake with such pain behind my knee! I've been counting down the last while😊. To say I'm not scared would be lying. I'm scared like no tomorrow, but yesterday and today now I've had a peace and calmness I know only comes from God. And I know it's your prayers on my behalf that are asking Gods grace. Today now we are headed to the Dr. and then the hospital. We'll post more this eve maybe, until then, thank you for your prayers and may God bless you all.