Hi All I thought it best to update everyone. Im currently one month from surgery and I cannot believe how much of a difference this surgery has made to my life. I would totally go for it again if i needed it. The reason I have not been on sooner as I thought it best to update you when i feel relatively my normal self. That time has now come. I feel absolutely fantastic. They fused from just below my shoulders to my pelvis (pelvis screws have been the worst pain from this surgery.) So long as i take my pain meds im ok. I feel really greatful to all my surgeons and DR's who have helped me in many ways. I hope everyone is happy. I will upload pictures of my xrays and what not when i get them at my review appointment on monday. I do have a question though. Do you find your back cracks if you turn a certain way and how can i limit this? as it seems that no matter what way i turn it cracks. its not painful but just strange. Oh and how long was it before you felt pain free without need of meds?