Currently, I have cervical fusion of 1,2,5-7 vertebrae. The 5-7 was unexpected due to a bone spur against my spinal cord in Sept last year. Took 4 weeks to get a handle on that one. Unfortunately, genetics set me up to have both knees replaced 9 years ago and a hip replaced 2 years ago. Now part 2 for the DDD, scoliosis, stenosis, and etc fusion of T10-S1 will take place this June. Not looking forward to this one but wrapping my head around what it takes to recovery the fastest is my goal. I am somewhat of a gym rat and love my spin class. I am trying to focus on core strength and being as healthy as I can in the next 2 months. My challenge of the joint replacements to doing the necessary work in recovery is frustrating. I am trying to be aware of what I have no clue about to recovering. I had to sleep in the recliner for a month for the cervical fusion. I imagine the same will be for the other back fusion. I know to do the PT and will have to refrain from overdoing which is not part of my personality. I could drive in 2 weeks after knee replacements and had hip replaced on Tues, went back to work on Monday. Not released for the cervical for 6 wks but I am told the one coming up is a doozy! So what would you tell me to be aware of or have on hand to help ease the way? I have told others that I will be the straightest older woman they've ever seen! I also intend when all healing is done to have a zipper tattooed on my back. Might as well have people stare at something interesting!