UPDATE: (for anyone who is still interested
, and I truly don't blame you if you're not).
Did not go w/ laser, but with the neurosurgeon who performed the surgery in '07.
Checked in Tuesday, March 19th around 11am, back home by 1045 Wednesday March 20th.
When I was wheeled into my room, I immediately got up to pee, and made one lap around the floor with the kind nurse pushing my morphine/monitor/tower.
Added two laps every two hrs. Doc showed up at 720am, said I could go. I can feel my foot again, and can even stand on my toes.
Thanks for everyone's
input. It was all truly appreciated.