Welcome to TPC. So sorry to hear of all the issues you are dealing with. I totally understand the degenerative disc issue. Mine started when I was 24 years old and I am now 52. It has been a long journey but I am still moving forward.
I feel staying positive or has positive as possible helps with the recovery and daily living with pain.
TPC has some awesome resources here on the website and they also have the morning chats and the support calls. Try all of them because you just never know when and where the answer to your questions or concerns will be there.