First thanks to everyone for the site. Great to know I'm not alone with this messed up back thing.
I was originally scheduled for a double laminectomy -- L3/4, L4/5 -- on July 7th but had to cancel because… I caught a cold!
Well, you can only put it off for so long. I'm scheduled for 10:00 am tomorrow morning. If all goes well I'll be back home Thursday. I'll keep you posted.