I had a 2 level PLIF on Sept 11, Levels l2-l4. I was doing pretty good, averaging 4 walks of about 4 blocks per time. Icing my back at times. A couple days ago the top of my incision became very sore and then painful and I have a bump at the top. I am in a brace so I do not twist or bend or lift. This is my 2nd fusion at these levels as the first one failed. I am thinking I need to call the surgeon on Monday. I had my surgery at Mpls which is 3 hours away and I have a pain pump apt on Tues in Mpls and think it might be worth looking into. Any thoughts from anyone. I have been so careful. I just wanted to do everything right to get back to some kind of normal life.