I am about to come upon my one year anniversary from a PLIF L4 L5 and S1 on 2/17. I was just wondering how everyone is doing who has hit this milestone. I go to the doctor Monday for a check up. I call myself "abnormally normal". I can do most everything I did with modifications. Due to some arthritis in my sacroilliac joint because of the fusion, its a problem to lift heavy things although I do it. (have to ice afterwards!) I cant walk the malls like I used to. (still have left foot pain) But all in all, a HUGE improvement compared to before surgery. If I am out and about for any length of time, my cane (or canes) come with. I just have a couple of them now and color coordinate with them. I now have a clearer understanding of how to "make lemonade out of lemons"! I hope everyone is having a blessed and pain free day...