whats up ya'll. just thought I would let you guys know my surgery was a wonderful success so far. I was discharged from the hospital on friday. My stay was as good as a hospital stay could be I guess. Although the ground turkey with "chicken gravy" that they gave for my first real dinner in days was scary. Also if any of you remember the hospital pharmacy shooting that happened last week in Long Beach, well that was where I was staying! My sister had visited me and had walked past the pharmacy on her way out no more than a minute before it happened! crazy. I am up and walking around which is so awesome. no back brace or anything. There is pain of course but it is under control and nothing worse than I have experienced before but it is different. No leg pain what so ever. I am so glad that I decided to go through with it!