Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends about Pat's surgery and recovery. She's having minimally invasive lumbar fusion at Duke hospital on January 29th. She will be in the hospital for 1 - 2 days. She would love to have visitors in the hospital. I will keep everyone posted by way of this site. Once she is home I will be home with her a few days, but will be returning to work on February 4th.