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I am about to undergo in 2 months a level 4 lumbar fusion surgery. S1-L5; L5-L4 disks collapsed; S1-L5 are slipping; L4-L3 and L3 - L2 are bulging and pinching nerves. I am really scared about undergoing this surgery and was wondering if anyone had any words of wisdom...maybe what to expect afterwards....how to prepare?