I am brand new to this board & am hoping to get a realistic idea of how much pain I will be in after my L5 S1 fusion tommorow. I have a very low pain tolerance & this is what worries me the most. I haven't been taking any pain medication this past month as I've been off of work (I'm a teacher) and able to push through with ice & rest. I know everyone is different, but am curious how anyone else did. Thanks for your time! Prayers are appreciated!