Hi all....well have had pain for 5 yrs and epidurals are lasting 2 months now. Am considering surgery...I just want to get back to life. Was always very active but cannot seem to do much with out the painful consequences....last time it landed me in bed for 10 days. Any PLIF stories out there ? Need help in my decision making. Am terriied here. I am 55 and otherwise in good health.