I am scheduled for spinal fusion surgery with graft from cadaver on Feb 4th and have been told I will be released from hospital the next day. My problem is the person that was going to come take care of my dogs from 8 to 5 while my husband works, i.e. pottying them outside every few hours, has cancelled on me. I am wondering if I would be able to do this myself after this sort of surgery. I would have to walk down about six steps with a dog and walk them around the yard and bring them back in. Does anyone who has had this kind of surgery know if I might be able to do this, my only other recourse would be to reschedule the surgery to the latter part of May. Thanks for any opinions or help!