Hi ... At last the day is here and I am grateful that the long wait is over ... Just fear of the as yet unknown pain factor. Imagine the morphine pump will be my friend but worry about crashing in the transmission to oral meds. Yesterday I added insult to injury with having 30ml fluid aspirated from my right knee which is ripe for knee replacement ... In the future. Thanks for all the knowledge and support on Spine-health. Updates to follow once I can focus and any advice and encouragement would be gratefully received!