I will be having a microdiscectomy and foraminotomy on Monday. This is actually good news, as it is the least invasive surgery we can do. Hopefully, it will rid me of the pain going down my legs. If it doesn’t work, I’ll have to have a fusion some time next year. I am praying this will work. The really good news is that I should be able to get up and walk around even the day after surgery — so perhaps I can stand to do some quilting. Not right away, but maybe a few days afterwards. If this works out, I might be able to get my whole cloth done for MQX!! I’ll be at home for three weeks. Can’t lift more than a half-gallon of milk and can’t sit for more than 30-40 minutes at a time. I’m so grateful to escape the screws and pins, etc. They will just make a small incision, insert a tube into my back, and liquify the disc and suck it out. I hope it takes this horrible burning pain away.