Well I just got back from speaking with my neuro. We scheduled surgery for April 13. It will be a minimally invasive TLIF L5-S1. He said I will be in the hospital for at least one night but may be able to go home the next day depending on how I feel. He said he just did this surgery on a woman on Wednesday and she went home Thursday morning. He said he beleives I have a 90% chance of an elimination of pain and that's being pessimistic. I asked him about getting pregnant with out having the surgery he said there is a very real chance that the vertebrae can slip forward even more or I could get permanent nerve damage and that my back pain will probably be even worse than it is now. When I think of it that way I know I made the right decision. My husband and I are both ready for children and I don't even want to think about my back pain being any worse. So I will be printing out the list of post op must have and if anyone has any other tips for me I am all ears!