Maybe others have experienced this. I am having my fusion and laminectomy on the 28th. When I tell my friends and colleagues they tell me that it will be a breeze, they know someone who had this surgery and were home the next day, etc. I didn't get that impression at all from my doc. This may sound dumb but now I am worried if I don't get out of the hospital quickly and get back to work I'll seem like a wimp!