Jennifer.. thanks again for everything you do here. Since my wife had a laminectomy done over 20 years ago with her own (hip) bone, I am somewhat familiar with that. She said her hip was the worst part! I will ask about the titanium. And yesterday I did set up a 2nd opinion with another local spine surgeon, who was highly recommended by a friend of a friend. It will be Dec. 9. I expect that one way or the other I will make a decision about what I am going to do by mid-Dec.
I will certainly keep this community informed. Thanks again!