Overall that's a great update, even if you don't have pics of your innards to put on facebook and your holiday cards. I'm going to go look up Kratom. My back will never be the same, but I'm unwilling to use opioids so far because I know it will be for life, and I'm not there yet. I've also been frustrated by the stinginess and paranoia that doesn't always let post ops get the pain medication they need. We really do need better answers.