The bone graft part is kind of interesting - I don't know exactly how good I feel about getting part of someone else absorbed into me. I guess it is like getting blood, but just a little weirder. Allograft is the technical term for it.
Anyway, I will be posting a bit more often leading up to the surgery (approximately 10 to 14 days.) My email address is off to the side there if anyone has any questions.
UPDATE: Surgery is the morning of Friday, June 2, 2006. With luck, I should be home by Monday the 5th. I will keep you posted.
I have found it helpful to do the stretching exercises my physical therapist recommends. Do some core strengthening exercises, such as the ones highlighted at The Mayo Clinic. By keeping your core strong, your back won't put itself in a position to cause that sciatica pain you are having.