Hi, I am new to the forum but would like to get information from others who have had a 3 level PLIF. I am scheduled for a 3 level PLIF on April 27th 2009 for Levels L2 to L5. I have been reading the forum a lot for weeks now and would like to get input from others who have had this procedure. Specific questions I have are regarding what to expect after surgery and what to expect long-term. I'm wanting to find out how will my "mobility" be affected afterwards. Will I still be able to move normally with these 3 levels fused? I know I am not explaining myself very well. I have been advised that I should never lift anything (and that I shouldn't have been lifting anything before) but I just want to know how much can I expect everyday tasks to change once I recover from the surgery months from now. Have any of you been advised on what to expect down the road as far as will future surgeries be required etc? I appreciate any input anyone can provide me and let me say I pray for the best outcome but I have been preparing for the worst and that I feel the best thing I can do is to stay positive but do not want to go in with blinders on either.