I went to my appointment with Surgeon 10/16 He looked and compared xrays and was very happy to say he saw fusion at all 4 levels starting. I asked him what was next and he said that now I can start a 6 week rehab/therapy program and to see him in 2 months. I was so happy to hear the news, but after a while said to my wife that I only have 3 weeks of short term disability left. I don't have long term. Before I went out on this surgery I talked to my employer and was told if you are still out after short term runs out that I would probably lose my job. She said I could get rehired, but being as slow as the economy is now and also my employer, I don't see that happening. My wife and I could not make ends meet if I have no income coming in. This is not a work related injury or car accident. Doe's anyone have any Ideas!!?? I am so happy about my results though!!!