Today I am feeling so sad and afraid of the future. I feel that there are some very caring and understanding people on this forum. I had TLIF on L4-L5 oct 26/09. Did fine for the first couple of weeks, I think really only felt surgical pain and it was minimal. Slowly my right leg pain has returned and has also now involved my left leg. Sitting, laying, standing and walking all produce burning pain in legs and feet. Saw my neuro on Dec 15. I told him about pain returning. He seemed not that concerned. Said he will order a CT scan. Gave me a referral for PT. I have been a couple of times and find it very hard to do and it produces more pain. All I can do is lay in bed and wait for the pain to diminish using ice and laying still. Try to go for short walks, unable to stand for long. If it wasn't for my husband I wouldn't be able to take care of my self. I know I'm early out but this feels different. I just needed a place to express my feelings.