well i had my 3 month post op appt. yesterday. I get to go back to work march 2nd. full time with 35 lb weight limit. the NP said if i dont have any problems i dont need to have another appt. still need to send them an updated xray to see if im fusing. otherwise its back to the old grindstone. but its well worth it. oh and dont worry my peeps i will still stay on and visit when i can. if i left i would lose a lot of friends and i dont want to do that. thanks for all the help and support and i hope i helped and motivated you also.