WELL made it through my 3/19 surgery. had a 2 level fusion l4/l5 l5/s1 with 2 rods and 6 screws.had me walking next day, and went home on 3/21 with a bag full of pain killers.and a walker. surgery involved 4 incisions that were 2 inch lomg each ,getting staples out on 3/31. wearing a hard brace and geting a lot of sleep.doctors and nurses in mokena il. were great. i highly recommend them. sometimes up and walking without walker but need a soft pillow to sit on when at kitchen table.only problem is i havent moved my bowels yet. gonna start taking a laxative.have to make sure i take pain medicatios when it is time or i feel it and takes a long time to bring pain level back down to a tolerable level.any insight will be greatly appreciated. best of luck to all.