Hi Guys! It's done and over with and I'm doing great! I stayed 2 nights in hospital. I couldn't tolerate the heavy drugs so went on a schedule of Ibuprofen and Tylenol 2 days after the surgery and that's all I need to manage the pain. I'm already walking well, dressing myself, and taking care of bathroom duties. The surgeons say the surgery went great. They fused L5-S1, laminectomy, spacer, and titanium rods and screws L5-S1 as well as my iliac crests. The material for the spacer came partly from bone from my hip and a donor. The donor thing was a surprise. They gave me paperwork to fill out and send a thank you note to the family. So glad it's behind me, thank you so much for your encouragement and support through my decision making process. You don't know how much I appreciate it.