They did the surgery on me yesterday, I can not tell If it fixed anything but it sure is sore now. It feels like I have two more pins in my back also. I am now down to 168 lbs so you can actually see the rods in my lower back. Over all I think I am going to be fine, I heard the nurses talking in the recovery room and one said that I was conscious coherent and oriented. This would be the first time in my life that I was all three at the same time.