The surgery went well. We had one minor glitch after getting back home that necessitated a 4:00 AM run back to the emergency room. Everyday Alan is getting stronger. I still am finding very little time to comment on other's photos, and to take and post my images. Hopefully soon everything will be back to normal. Alan is doing PT and won't need the walker for long it is just adding stability for now. He has to wear the brace for 6 - 8 weeks so he does not twist or bend the spine while the bone graft is healing.