Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated. I have a lumbar fusion tomorrow, 3/28, where they will go in from the front and fuse my low back. On Thursday, 3/30, they'll go in from the back and put in rods and screws from the base of my neck to my tailbone. I will be on strong pain meds for some time so forgive me if I'm not very talkative, etc. it will be a slow recovery and I expect to be in the hospital for 10-14 days total. Bo will update my progress here and will let you know when I'm up for visitors/calls, etc. Thank you for visiting.