after the surgery. We will not see our surgeon for eight weeks so I have some questions AGAIN! How long does the no lift/no push/ no pull stuff go on? Do you wait until they see that it is fused? Our family doctor told hubby to do whatever and that the pain will stop him. That just does not sound right to me at all. So should he wait eight weeks before he attempts to do much more than walking or are we being too cautious? He is experiencing no pain whatsoever and is not taking any pain meds.