Thank you all so much for your kind words and well wishes! It really means a lot!!
Elaine, I can feel for what your mom goes through knowing what my mom has been living with. My mom is 70, and she has actually had degenerative disc disease for years. In the last couple of years it has somehow been pressing on a nerve, and her quality of life has just gotten so bad and nothing helped. It would be horrible to go through this surgery and not get relief--I certainly hope she sees a huge difference. Zorana, I certainly hope your sister was helped by her surgery. To me, nothing is more horrible than to go through all that for nothing!!