I have been reading many posts and have gotten a lot of really good & helpful information regarding surgery, pre-op, and post-op. I wanted to post this topic to see if I could get information that is more specific to the surgery I will be having on 11/08/2013. I am scheduled to have "Thoracotomy T6-7 w/Partial Vertebrectomy and Anterior Arthrodesis". (That is the technical name of the procedure, anyway...). I have a pretty general idea of what is involved and to be expected, but looking for anyone that has been through this procedure and able to provide more insight. I seem to be having a lot more anxiety as I get closer to my surgery date.