first off-when will the fusion begin? 2nd how much twisting or bending is to much? are we talking ANY? i have it easy i do not have a job and no kids so the laying in bed is easy most of the day but i get sick of just lying there and i clean or if i get something off the night stand or from behind the bed -is that twisting to much or is it the amount of times i do it in a day? my dr tells me nothing at all and tells me i should be OFF meds and if i am on them i am just using them to use them because i should have NO pain that over the counter meds wouldnt control. that is bullshit i am sorry but how doe he know? luckily my family dr understands as he has had back surgery himself. So i get meds from him but i just need some support. i am getting discouraged. how much should i be doing at this point? how mnay hours should i be moving around at 6 weeks? Ive looked thru the site but cant find exactly what i am lookin for as far as answers. Can anyone help me out??