Hi, I'm almost five weeks post-op. I had a C3-C4 fusion from resulting from an injury sustained in car accident...Long story, short, fracture in the bone and bad infection in the spine. They did remove a piece of my hip bone and used it for the fusion. I am 37 and in excellent health. I went back to work at 2 weeks post op part-time after the first xray showed excellent progress. Over did it a few times, but overall it felt good to be out of the house. I've been walking, driving, carrying things, probably generally testing the limits of what I can get away with. I'm now working 6 hour days and I want to work out. I've been doing some working out with my arms, shoulders and chest muscles (on a home gyrotonic machine), tried a little ab work and leg work. How long until most people were fully active again. I want to start dancing again and getting back into pilates, but my surgeon has yet to say a peep to me about physical therapy. I go back next week for my next Xray. What are other people's experiences with returning to normal activity.