This will be my first back surgery and I am nervous about a number of things. Mainly, of all the other surgeries I have had in my lifetime, mobility has never been an issue. My husband is a truckdriver but we have managed to schedule a vacation week for him when my surgery happens. The surgery is this Thursday (9/8) and I should be coming home on Sunday (9/1). He'll be home on Wednesday and he has to leave again on Sunday the 18th. I'll be at home with just my mother who is 93. I'll be the one cooking for us both. I am pre-making some meals that can just be heated up for us, and hubby will be home every 2 1/2 weeks. I'm just not sure of how well I'll be able to get around the house. I know I'll have a walker, but no brace. Sorry to go on and on, but my nerves are getting the best of me. Thanks for listening to my rant.