2 levels still not fused, 2 partially. Just reached 4 month mark. Incapable of motor control prior to operation and of course little control 2-3 months after operation. Still in recovery/PT One must experience it to understand. Every PT appt. leaves you exhausted, with headaches, & sleep Is a must. If someone you know had any kind of spinal fusion, spinal stenosis, removal of vertebrae, herniated disc, spurs, & damaged nerves. To help their healing...lay off! We are doing the best we can!