Hi everyone, i'm a 60 year old with long time back issues, osteoarthritis, bulging discs, but i've really joined on behalf of my husband who will be having surgery in a few weeks. Fusion of L4-5, bilatereal decompressive laminectomy. He's scheduled for May 31. We were scheduled for a trip to Italy on August 21. His doc says he'll be able to go? For those of you who've had that surgery, what do you think?