So, I had my 3 month post-op appointment last Thursday (I was 13.5 weeks post-op that day) from my L4-L5 ALIF. I was nervous and excited! I met with PT first (at my 1 month I met with PT and they assigned me work to do at home), and they were very pleased with my progress! They gave me new stretches/exercises to do and said I'd be sore at first (they were very right!), then sent me over to see he surgeon. He did x-rays and the results were better than I had ever hoped! Hardware all looked perfect and the bone had fused!! We discussed a few things and then he informed me he was releasing me. I was like "What?!? Already?!?" So, I guess the point of this lengthy story is that the second I walked out of the building my eyes welled up with tears and I wasn't sure if I was happy or scared (or both). So, what now?! How do I move forward and not worry about every little ache and pain? I have two more questionable discs (L3-L4 and especially L5-S1), and he told me to make sure the miles I put on my body from now on are "gentle." I'm 32 years and 8 days old. I've got a lot of miles left!! Any advice? Anything? Help!