i am going in for posterior lumbar three level fusion with decompression, rods and hardware today, July 15,2015. I am scared to death which is probably why I have put this off for almost fourteen years. I would like to find someone who is going through the same or close to same that can be a buddy to talk with during what i think will be a long recovery. If you want to chat some let me know. I am going to need someone for sure..