Hello all. I am scheduled for an ALIF L5-S1 on June 13th. I am excited to finally have a surgery date however I am super anxious about this surgery. I am a nurse and it is hard to separate from the nurse thinking "prepare for the worse and hope for the best". LOL. I have been dealing with this for over 2 years and have done everything I could possibly do to avoid surgery but it has become quite unbearable. I have been unable to work for quite a while now. I am thankful for my supportive husband and family. I will keep my thoughts positive and hopefully will have a positive outcome. So far what I have read on this site has been very informative and seems to be a very supportive community. Thank you and nice to meet you all.