Hello...I have a question regarding my back surgery. I had a level three fusion performed ( L3/L4, L4/L5, L5,S1). I had excessive spinal drainage and could not get out of bed for the first few days. Then I got very sick, fever, vomiting, terrible neck pains and headaches. I was diagnosed with three serious infections. I spend the next 25 days in the hospital thinking I was going to die! Anyways I had four surgeries in 3 weeks and the second operation my surgeon removed the bone graf due to the infection. I left the hospital with no bone graf, just the rods in place. I went to my surgeon last week and asked him when he was going to redo the graf and he told me he could not re-operate until at least 6 months...but maybe I would not need the graf done? How can he leave the back like this? Has anybody ever heard of anything like this?