I am resting back at home after my L5-S1 PLIF on 18 Aug. I feel pretty good considering all that has occured. I wasnt in nearly as much pain as I anticipated, I really hated the pain pump at the hosital because I would wake up in severe pain. The ride home was the worst. I am just tring to get my BM's in order now. I bought a laxative to take overnight.