Hi I am 2 weeks Postop PLIF with lami at the L5-S1. It was 2 weeks ago today and I am still having a lot of pain. I am so frustrated because I really want to be off the pain meds but whenever I try to stop taking them the pain comes screeching back! How long does this pain last? I would appreciate any information anyone can give? I am seeing my surgeon tomorrow for the first time since the surgery and I am wearing this brace that is so uncomfortable but I have to wear it all day and all night! I did know this before the surgery but I agreed to this because I wanted the pain to go away! Anyone else out there that had a problem at the L5-S1 ugh! I am able to get in and out of bed without assistance so I guess that is a positive thing!