Hi everyone. I am now 10 weeks out from a l5s1 fusion and am experiencing a good amount of pain. The wierd thing is at 6 weeks I actually felt the best. Ever since I have been experiencing more pain and do not seem to be improving a whole lot. The difference is that I have decreased my pain meds and have started pysical therapy. I was just wondering if this is normal. I am trying not to take any pain meds, but the pain seriously gets to bad, so I am taking 2 percocets a day. I honestly thought that I would be completly off of the meds by now, but there is no way. Is this normal? This whole healing process is very stressful. I cannot wait until I am normal again. I also have been brace free for 4 weeks now. Thanks guys loof forward to hearing from you.