I am having L4-L5, L5-S1 ALIF Aug. 21 and am extremely nervous. I'm a healthcare professional (Cat Scan technologist) and they say we are the worst patients! Had laminotomy/discectomy in Jan. '08. Subsequently got hurt @ work and now am going this route. Had my Pre-Admission testing today and meet with the Gen./Vasc. surgeon next Monday. Like I said, I'm extremely nervous. I really don't know what to expect even though I had surgery 1 1/2 years ago. Sounds crazy I know. How much difference will I encounter postop? I have a wonderful, supportive family that is going to help out. I don't know what it is though. Just in the past day or so I have become borderline terrified. I guess it is getting closer and is now becoming a reality. Any suggestions or recollections will be greatly appreciated. Thanks everyone!