Hi I am 2 weeks post op from a TLIF L5/S1 today. I am getting very frustrated because I am not used to having someone else care for me. I like my independance!! Ok, So I am wondering if there are any kind of milestones I should be at by now? I started fighting my body and staying up all day only sleeping like normal a few hours at night(that didnt work) I now nap again at least once a day but I still could sleep all day long. I use a walker to get around, which is alot easier to move each day!! I have made it up and down my steps about 3 times now too(with the help of my husband) But I am still in alot of pain. I am very weak. When I do try to walk without the walker, a few steps and I am ready to fall. Is this all normal? Am I behind in recovering? Is there anyone that can relate to me and share where they are/were at at this stage on recovery and how long this truly takes to become myself again? At times I think I made a ver big mistake, but then I think well if it works in the long run, its worth it!!