Hello again! Thanks for the replies. I have another question: What is your range of motion like once you have a fusion done?? I am getting L4 and L5 fused probably in Sept/Oct. I am a little scared of the unknown. I am 32 with 4 kids under the age of 7. I want to be able to get on the floor and play with my kids again without pain. That is why i am going ahead with the surgery. Will i be able to bend down and around once i am healed from the surgery?? Thanks for any thoughts/remarks/comments!