I had L5 S1 fusion 2 weeks ago and they took bone from my hip for the procedure. I am having quite a bit of pain in the hip area, more there than anywhere else. Is this normal? If so, how long does this pain usually last? I also thought I would be cutting back on the pain meds, but I am still using the same amount as when I first came home, although I can now go 6 hours instead of 4 without any meds. I just want to know if all of this is normal....is there anyone out there that can help me with my questions?