Hi everyone, my name is Shirley and I just wanted to talk to someone in a similar situation. I'm going in June 24th for my 10th surgery, all fusions, cervical and lumbar. Now it has progressed to the thoracic . I'm having an ALIF L-L2 with PSF T11-L3, the doctor says they may have to deflate one of my lungs to get access to the spine. I am in constant pain and having a very hard time walking now, so I'm willing to try anything at this point. Just wondering if any of you have been there and maybe give me a heads up on what to expect.