My mom had back surgery this past Monday--a week ago tomorrow, and it's been a bit rough around here! She had degenerated disc corrected. The doctor said he built a cage to separate her L4 and L5 vertebrate and did a bone graph and put 2 screws in each disc and a bone fusion (or let me say I heard all those words for anyone who may know more than I about what she had done. lol) Anyway, she stayed in the hospital 2 nights and came home. Being an only child, I have been quite a busy care giver!