I'm new to this web site, so I thought I'd give it a shot. I feel like I'm the only person out there with my issues. I don't get good information from my Doctors, because they are always so busy at my appt. times. I just had ALIF and PLIF surgery in May. They replaced two discs and put eight screws in including the two screws they put in each hip. I'm 42 yrs. old and wonder what quality of life I'm going to have. I have a court date in Oct. for disability. I'm really nervous, and don't know what to expect. I had to move in with my daughter 14 months ago so I could have this surgery, and now wonder if I'll ever be able to live o my own. I just had my three month appt. at which time I found out I had screws in my hips, which is probably why I feel like a duck when I walk. I was told I have to wear this brace for two more months. I think my back hurts more with it on. I would just like to know what to expect, and what quality of life I'm going to have. Sitting and walking are still hard for me, as well as driving. I would love to hear from someone that has had the same surgery as me.