I had a 2 level L4-S1 fusion done on Nov, 27, 2009. I saw my doctor Feb 22, and he said it's time to start physio, so I start on Monday. He also said no lifting more than 10 lbs till our next visit which is April 21, 2010. My question is when do you start bending. Is it safe now or does the bone still have to fuse more. He ran out so quick I never got a chance to ask him. I would like to no before I go to physio cause I know sometimes they can be a little to gung ho. I also start back to work part time on Monday.