This is only my second post on the site. Im 35, female and 3 weeks post TDR in C4-5. I am going tomorrow for L5-S1 PLIF. I am way nervous about this one than I was about the neck surgery. I have heard a lot of bad things about fusion and read some unfortunate post about recovery and the lack of. My doctors tell me this will help me, so I believe them. I am hoping there are people here that have positive outcomes from this surgery and they could share their experience. I will continue to share mine. I hope it is a good one!