Hi, I wanted to take a moment to share good news after L5-S1 PLIF. It's been nearly 10 months - 6.25.09 surgery and I feel real good. Got off all the meds within about 10 weeks of surgery and now only take the occasional tylenol. Today I went Wakeboarding - first time since well before the surgery. I didn't go for too long as I didn't want to push it too much, but I really have no pain tonight! Hoping it stays good for a very long time, forever actually. If you're facing surgery, know that there are good, positive results.