I am scheduled to have an anterior/posterior 5 level disketomy fusion this January. Last February I had it done but nothing has fused. In February I went with a local neurosurgeon but for this next surgery I am going back to a surgeon who did my lumbar surgery three years ago and it's been great - I've had no problems. A couple of questions to anyone who has had this done - how long of a recovery am I looking at and what was the most difficult part of your recovery? Also, is there anything I should do beforehand such as have certain things on hand. I live with my parents so I'm covered as far as meals and such. Any advice and any pros/cons would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!