Just got home from my first post op visit with my dr and all is going well. Got those durned staples out, I think they hurt just as much as the fusion did lol. Mr dr lifted my driving restrictions....feels great not having to rely on others to get myself places anymore. My dr also said he wants me to get one of those tens machines, to help with the bone growth. Luckily, they said my insurance should cover the whole thing. I managed to get a good look at my x-rays that they took today. Can thankfully report that from what I seen, the disks above my fusion point still look to be in pretty good shape. Here's hoping that i'm done with surgeries for awhile (crossing fingers, toes, eyes, anything I can)!!! I seem to be doing pretty good, better this time around than with my first one. Still forcing myself to take it slow (something I didn't do with my first one). I wish everyone else the best in their surgeries, and easy recoveries!!!!