Thanks for all the prayers, etc., that went up for me last Thursday. I had decompression for L4 to S1 and then fusion from L4/L5, screws put in, small cage, graft from my hip, and so on and so on. I'm 5 days post op and am probably where I thought I would be at this point--I hurt. I look forward to my Percost I get every 6 hours more than I used to look forward to dates! I get up and walk around a bit, one leg is a little week feeling and both legs hurt a bit to walk. My head is finally screwed almost all the way back on--really took some wild trips on the all drugs. Had a really hard time deciding what was real and what was fantasy. I had worried so much about being told I would have the surgery on Thursday and then go home on Friday--Saturday at the latest. Well guess what, I didn't go home until Monday! My blood pressure went WAY down to like 60/60, had a temp of 102 and was probably dehydrated on top of all that. Today's a bit better, really the first time I've felt like watching tv, reading, using the computer or anything! Oh--my name under all the old posts was Snowman08. Lookforward to catching up on everyone.