I'm at almost 6 weeks, and I've plateaued, as it is called. When you feel lots better than the first 2 weeks, but not great. Now is the long dark tunnel-so I'm being told. Quantities of hydrocodone down to 4 which gives you the false illusion you're better. You've barely begun to fuse, be very careful.... you've got 6 more months. I just found this all out the other day. Not from my actual surgeon, who never told me any realities, but from other doctors. What we all here, should have been told, besides bringing 'the List' to the hospital and having it all ready at home, that this will take 10-18 months to completely fuse! Not the 3 months as told. But then maybe the surgeons would have very few patients! Keep your chin up. Apparently there will be a light. I'm only feeling it during the power of the pill. Life stops, perhaps less so for those with a spouse and caring hand.
Good luck to all.