*Big deep breath* I have to admit that I have been lurking your forums for some time now and really appreciating the information I have received from reading them. I am scheduled for a ALIF 360 fusion on my L5-S1 on March 12th. I have been dealing with extreme pain in my lower back that radiates down my right leg. Sometimes it feels as though I am dragging my right leg. Nerve tests came back that there was no permanent damage so that was good. I went through 3 rounds of steroid injections and felt worse after them than I did before. I just progressively got worse. Because of this, I have been out of work since January 12. I am anxious about surgery and the recovery but to be completely honest, I suffer from emetophobia, (the fear of throwing up). So the thought of waking up from surgery and being nauseas or throwing up sends me into a panic attack. I know I can't be the only person out there that has this fear. But honestly, I am more scared of this than the actual surgery. I have been so deep into a panic attack that at the time it seems logical to call it off. Of course I don't because then I go to stand up or something and am reminded of why this is needed. Any suggestions on what to tell/ask the doctor to help me not get sick?