Hello everyone! I am new to this forum and thought it maybe inspiring to hear of a positive experience after having a TLIF 4 weeks ago:) I underwent a fusion of L5-S1 on 3/2/15 for Spondylolisthesis. I am now sporting 4 screws, 2 rods and a bone graft (my own bone from fractured pars was used). Although the first 2 weeks where the hardest I can honestly say everyday is a slight improvement! It is going to be hard and there will be pain, but I think because I educated myself prior to surgery I knew what to expect. At 4 weeks I can honestly say I do not wake up with any pain anymore!