Well, friends, tomorrow is my big day. I am so ready both physically and mentally (I think). I will be having a five disc fusion (L1-L5) with rods and pedicle screws. Thank heavens the surgery will be only in my back, not side or abdomen. I know I will have a long recovery period but I will draw on your positive comments to help me through, especially Ron's post on Patience! Thank you all and please say a little prayer for me tomorrow morning. Surgery is at 7:30 am ET and will take approximately six-seven hours. Can't wait to go to sleep, ha ha. I am also thankful for my very supportive family, church and friends. Blessings and prayers for all of you that are having pain and recovery problems.