I went in to the surgeons for my last visit on April 30th. He said that I am now completely fused and I am done. I still get some body aches and pains but he said that the pains come from different muscles that I didn't use before and that it is normal. I want to say thank-you to all of you for being there. It was a very difficult year and being able to come to this forum and read the different posts and know that I wasn't alone was a BIG help. I will recommend this website to anyone that has to go through what I went through.