I have read quite a few posts and it seems most people have had pain ongoing for some time. I feel as though I am an odd one out. I was weeding my garden in March of this year and felt a strong twinge in my lower back, I saw my family doc on March 30 and things have progressed to my surgery date on July 12th. I had zero pain before March 27th! I have been diagnosed with spondylolisthesis grade 2, pars defect fracture and bulging disc, all at the L5/S1. I will have 2 screws put in during surgery. Everyone keeps asking me if I am scared, but I'm not sure. I have more anxiety because there is just so much I don't know. Like do I have to stay in the hospital overnight, is there going to be fusion too, is there anything I should be doing ahead of surgery to make my recovery better? Any ideas or hints would be appreciated. Thanks!