as ya know probably, my fusion date is rapidly approachin,9/20. My nerves are getting frazzled. But, I'm wondering how bad i'll be after discharge from hospital,can anyone tell me please? I'm sure each person is different but will I be totally unable to be alone or do anything for myself? I ask cuz i really dont want to go into a rehab-center. Im 51 years old and as bad as this might sound,my 80 yr old mom, can stop in my house occasionally to check on me, will that be sufficient?