Hello, I am new to this site. Very informative, very scary and very helpful. I have read a lot of this post on this site about back surgery. I am very jealous of you all, you have already been through the pain and misery. Then there are those who will be going through it. Thank you for stating what your condition was, or is. And the procedures you have went through, without you people telling others what to expect we would be scared s---less. I on the other hand was not scared until I found this site. I read a few and said what, there's pain involved, it is hard to walk, I need a walker, just kidding I knew all that was going to be there just waiting for me. I always like to add a little humor to things. My surgery is scheduled for May 30th. I was surprised to find out that I will have a morphine pump. Now you are talking about a lot of pain. Wish me luck, and thank you for all the information on this site.