I'm undergoing L1 thru L5 spinal fusion tomorrow. I have three herniated discs and severe scoliosis and stenosis. While my back pain has been terrible for more than 5 years, I fear the surgery I am about to undergo. More specifically, the post op recovery process has me very concerned. I've read many horror stories and so reach out here on this site to see if anyone has a true recovery story that may be a bit more positive. And while I'd like to hear more positive stories...I still need to know just how tough the recovery process is going to be. I'm fortunate in that I'm in good physical health and condition. Up until this past week, I have been a daily swimmer...around 4500 yards a day. Can anyone give me a realistic report on what I can expect in the first few months of post op? Thanks so much for your stories and your help.