Hey all, I've been laying low and trying to deal with some on going health issues like everyone else on here. I am now facing yet another pretty serious surgery on the 23rd of February and I do have to admit, I am rather nervous about it. I have a compression fracture of the L5 vertebrae in my lower back...along with severe spinal stenosis. So the Dr needs to do a decompression and fusion of the L3, L4, L5 & S1 levels. I am looking at a 3 month recovery period, at least. He is aware of my past history with APS. I guess I just need some reassurance before I go.