Hi Everyone, I'm kind of new to the forum. I had an L4/L5 fusion with a lami/decompression on May 19th in NYC. I'm starting my 3rd week and doing pretty good. Starting walking a bit more this week. Trying to increase every day or every other day. Had my stitches out on Monday June 1st but had some bleeding from the incision the next day. Doctor explained that there was some sort of hematoma right near the incision and it just had to drain. What a mess. Soaked thru two shirts twice. But no more bleeding today. Pain seems to be managed pretty well. I'm taking tylenol, dilaudid, and lyrica. Thank you guys for all your support. Stay tuned. Will write in again.