Had been having pinched nerves and nerve blood supply problems for about a year. Just had season ending lumbar back surgery. One fused and two decompressed. Will miss the rest of the season but should be ready next spring. Just got home from the hospital Monday evening, surgery was the previous Friday, 6/12/09 at 10:00am and lasted approximately 8 hours. Have a 5 1/2 inch incision in the front then they buttoned up the front, flipped me over and finished up from the back side. All hobbled up at this point but don't have the old aches and numbness. Have a back brace and a walker. I live in the house where I was brought home from the hospital when born. My father had a bad back in his later years and at that time they built a new master bath with assist bar in the shower and next to the toilet. I didn't know when I moved back in that I would make use of them so early in life(57 years old?). Will be off of work about three months. I know I don't post much but all of the sudden I have more time to interact. I think this is a good place to spend some quality healing time.