Good evening all. Just wanted to say hello. I had a lamonectomy on L4/L5 May 03. Surgery was not successful. After 5 years, I found out yesterday that I need a TLIF from L3 to S1 to relieve left leg and lower back pain. The upside is that someone FINALLY believes that I have pain. The downside is the recovery period and all the questions I have. Any suggestions what forum to start on??? Happy Friday to all.