Thanks guys for all the well wishes. For now the title says all that is needed. I'm home and as best I can tell all went well. There is some feeling of pressure in my lower back that the happy pills are taking care of. All the numbness of my lower legs and feet is gone. For the first time in months I can walk with a normal step and stride. I'll take it easy for a couple of weeks but it is time to get back in the shop and do something interesting.
Once more.....Thanks guys,