It now has been 6 weeks since TLIF L5S1 w/instrumentation. I am dying of boredom!!!!!!!!!!!!! My pain is GONE. My problem was on Right side and no left probs. Immediatly after surgery the right sided pain was completely gone but was in agony on the left, YEP thought OMG I have seen sooo many probs on here that I thought the docs had messed up something but they told me that they took 3 hours to move around wht it took 15 years to mess up so it would take time. AND gee they were right!!! No more pain (except when I sit too long or move wrong) I AM SOOOOO THANKFUL TO MY DOC IN PRESCOTT, AZ and the YRMC staff. Alot of people said NOOOOO got to PHX or Flagstaff, but that was 2 hours away and I felt that the docs there couldnt be that much better to warrent a 2 hour drive after surgery than 20 mins. WOOO HOOOO.