Just had surgery, and I feel great! Thought I would tell you guys about it. I decided to avoid normal spinal fusion, and opted for a minimally invasive laser surgery. The actual procedure was only 30 minutes long, and I was good to go after about 15 minutes of recovery. My wife was there to drive me home, but I was fine and able to do it myself. The procedure was yesterday, and I don't have too much pain at all. Just a little discomfort. The facilility was very pretty too, great location. Just want to tell everyone I am well!