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Hello fellow citizens, my name is Kristie. I am almost 3 weeks post on from a PLIF at L4/5 and L5/S1. I am trying very hard to follow doctors orders because I very much needed for this surgery to be successful. I welcome any and all advice on recovery. I'm struggling with boredom and frustration and feel like I may be pushing too hard considering my continued level of pain and stiffness.