I had L5-S1 ALIF with instrumentation on April 2, 2009. I am curious what my days should be looking like by this point. I have not gone back to work yet because I am having a PLIF with instrumentation and some additional fusion work done on June 18, 2009, but for right now I'm feeling pretty good most of the time. My surgeon has not given me any specific restrictions they just told me not to lay around in bed all the time. I can't do that even if I wanted to because it hurts to lay around for too long. He did tell me today that he wants me walking at least twice a day (at least once without the dogs) if I'm not going to go back to work before my next surgery. Other than that he hasn't really told me what I can/cannot or should/should not be doing. Obviously my LSO keeps me from doing a lot of things but some of my family ask me if I'm not maybe doing too much - house cleaning, very minor yard work (sweeping and raking), picking up my cats and dogs (none weigh more than 20 lbs). What do you all think I should be spending my days doing? I don't want to sit around like a bump on a log but I don't want to do too much and mess up the work I've already had done.