This is my first post on these forums. I'm glad I have found this as it has already been a great source of info for me. Anyways, to my question--I am a 28 y/o female. I just had ALIF surgery on June 9, 2014 on L4/L5. Everything is going well with my recovery so far. I take Percocet for my pain. My question is this, how long does it take most people, post spinal fusion, to be off of their pain meds?? I know I am still fairly new in the recovery process, but I am just wondering what to expect. It would be great to get a feel for what others have experienced in getting off their pain meds.