I have just finished my 3rd week of IV antibiotic treatment for osteomylitis and have 3 to go. The infectious disease Dr told me he thinks he can get me safely thru lumbar surgery. THINKS??????????? Has anyone else out here had a infection then went into surgery for fusion at the same location? I am not quite sure the risk is one I want to take. The first time I saw the infectious Dr he tells me "surgery would be too risky and could kill me". and now he says he thinks he can get me thru safely. I see my Neuro Monday to discuss the surgery but I'm really worried about the infection coming back. Has anyone else been thru this? Any feedback would be appreciated.