This is my first time on the site, but I have spent the last two years reading many post. I am currently 29 years old. 3 months ago I had a transforaminal Interbody Lumber Fusion (TILF) minimally invasive on my L5-S1 vertebrae. A year before that I had a discectomy on the same disk. I have never had back pain. My pain has always been shooting down my buttocks and hamstrings. I was hoping to feel a little bit better, but I still have significant pain in my butt and leg on the left side. I have not been working since the surgery, but plan to go back in one week. Sitting and standing still bring out the worst pain. I meet with my surgeon in a week to schedule Physical Therapy. I walk two miles a day. I am not sure what else to do. My life revolves around my pain. I would love to hear from other people who have had this same issue at 3 months and have made a significant recovery. Thank you for any help you can provide me.