I had my 2 level (L4-S1) anterier fusion on tuesday (11/3/09) and I am currently in the hospital hoping to go home tomorrow (Sunday 11/8/09). Here is how the surgery / recovery went: Arrived at the hospital at 6am tuesday and there was no wasting time getting me in. Suregery took three hours and went as planned, I was in recovery for an additional two to two and half hours. First thing I remember is waking up vomiting - a lot, in recovery. The following days of recovery have been rough. The first problem I noticed was that I had breathing issues when I would get up out of bed; that gets better as I exercise more. This is somewhat concerning because I have never had breathing issues before (asthma etc.) Other issues I have had are initially going to the bathroom after the catheter was removed - got that figured out now, an acheing pain in my left leg that came a couple days after surgery and I thought that I would be walking a little better by now; I am pretty dependent on the walker. My pain has been between a 4 and 8 since the surgery, we are currently "experimenting" with the pain pills, steriods for my acheing leg, and anti-nausea medicine. All in all I know I just need to keep walking and resting and the pains will hopefully work themselves out with time and medicine.