Well I had my pre-surgical consult this morning with my NS. He said he gives the fusion a 50/50% chance success rate. Not too great, but as my hubby said, "it is better than now - with a zero% rate if you don't do it." He is going to use a new "minimally invasive" procedure. I will be #3 for this procedure. He said it is less recovery and pain as he only needs to make 4 holes along my spine in the area (L4/L5), 2 on each side. He said I am a perfect candidate for this as my MRI is very clear. I will have hardware forever. Which is kind of scarey for me. No brace. 2 nights in the hospital. Has anyone had this type of surgery? I was hoping for a better success rate, but i am also hoping that it will be better than it is now, even if it doesn't completely fix the pain. I am just putting it in God's hands that this is the right decision for me and will take my pain away and be a 100% success!! My sugery is scheduled for November 17th...hopefully enough time to get my baby weaned!