Hello all! I am new to this site... I am 32 years old, female, and a mother of a 3 year old boy who is my life. I go on Tuesday for a pre-operative CT scan... I have been diagnosed with DDD, a pars defect, spondylolisthesis of L4-L5 and possibly S1... I will be having an PILF in about a month... They will be doing a fusion with bone graft from my hip, a cage put in after discectomy, and a laminectomy... I scared to death of this surgery but I know that it is needed... Anyone out there with thoughts, encouragement, or advice? Please and thank you!