Well I am heading to surgery on the 17th.. I am having my T5-T6 fused for sure and I am going to talk with my dr when I go for my pre-op about T6-T7. I got my CT report and it sayd that my T6-T7 disc is also torn so I figure we might as well fix it while he is in there since we know that it isn't going to last very much longer.. I hate that I can't find much about the surgery any where.. When I had my lumbar fusion in April I was very prepared from all of the great info I got online and from here.. I knew what to expect and how things would work.. And plus there is nothing like hearing it from people who have already been through it.. I am very nervous and scared this time around.. My doc is worried about me going through this.. He knows that I need it and that he can do it, but he just hates to put me through it.. I have the best doc I swear.. I know a few important things about the surgery.. I know they are going to cut me on my left side from chest to back so I'm guessing about 6 inches or so.. They are going to remove one of my ribs completely and use it like they did with my hip bone in my lumbar fusion.. They will collapse my lung so I will have a chest tube for 24 to 72 hours so I won't be able to get out of bed until it is removed.. My doc said that moving shouldn't be as painful as it was after my lumbar fusion.. I had to have a blood transfusion after my lumbar fusion so I am worried that I will end up with another one.. And my hospital stay will be 3 to 5 days depending on my blood loss and so forth.. If anyone has had this surgery please feel free to tell me about it.. I hope everyone has a great pain free day..