I had TILF surgery with a fusion of L5/S1. The recovery was normal with all the good indications that the fusion was successful . I had returned to work aft three months and resumed many of my normal activities . All seemed well until August when I started experiencing pain in my right side and leg. I got in see my surgeon after Labor Day and determined I had a broken screw and the fusion had failed. I had the revision surgery on Oct. 21st. The surgery went well and I am progressing. This time I am not returning to work until I know that I am completely healed. I can't do this again. Healing is my full time job. The recovery from this surgery has been a little easier because I knew what to expect . But it is still going to be a very long recovery. I am coping the very best I can and am getting tremendous support from my wife and that makes all the difference.