Hi all...I had a Micro - D at the L5-S1 level in 2012 and long story short ended up re-herniating and the disc was starting to degenerate. So took the plunge and had a 1 level fusion on 12/19/14, I have had some relief and my surgeon wasn't kidding when he told me the first couple weeks would be rough...They certainly were! I am now at a little over 3 weeks post op and feel so/so. Still have some right side lower back pain and right leg nerve pain with numbness in the toes on and off. My sciatica is gone though so far woo hoo!!! The issues I have at this point are where they took the bone graft from, it burns and stings and hurts to walk sometimes...UGH...Anyone else have this after a fusion that has had their own bone used? It is still hard to bend and it does still hurt to bend esp when I come up from bending over which I am sure is all normal at this point..?? To hear other people stories would be great...I don't see my surgeon till beginning of Feb for my next visit and hope all is well inside. Also anyone else have issues with the screws and rod this early out after a fusion? I am so worried that a screw is going to brake or come loose.