My lower back fusion surgery was Feb.3 (Monday). I got out of the hospital @ noon on Thursday. In order to go home, I had to satisfy the Physical Therapy Nazis. I was in dizzying pain even with the meds but of course, I was determined to get home. With walker in hand, I had to walk to China, down a ramp, and into the PT room. I had to climb into a mock tub and sit on the shower chair. Then I had to get out. It might not seem like much but I assure you, it was. Then I had to walk up 4 steps and back down. THEN, I had to walk back to my room – from China!