Hi everybody, hope everyone is doing well. I had a L4-L5 PLIF with cage and rods on the 15th. The nuero also said he cleaned up L5-S1 which had autofused. He said my nervers were all tangled up from my previous lamenectomies. The first week was pretty rough, but I made it through. My main problems before were buttock, groin, and leg pain. I also had a limp and drop foot on right leg. Well, I now appear to be getting drop foot on my left foot. I cannot lift my left foot of of the ground when trying to do a heel walk. I go back for followup on the 6th. I also still have hip and low back numbness/pain, and my legs ache very bad at night. I have given up the walker, and have a brace. I am using a cane so that I do not trip on my left foot when it drags. I know it takes time to completely heal, and hopefully this is the case. Good news is Dr said I had the hardest bones he had encountered in almost 30 years, almost wore him out. Thanks for letting me ramble, hope everyone is doing well.