I'm scheduled for spine fusion using bone from my pelvis on August 23rd. I have a great surgeon and staff that assure me I'll be recovered by October 11. I'll be travelling 5 hours and attending a college football game. The following week, travelling 2 hours to attend a concert. That gives me 7 weeks to recover. I'm 47, not overweight and up until my injury I was very active. Is this time frame for recovery realistic?