Hi all. 8 wks out from l5 s1 fusion with hardware and I'm still exhausted. I'm not on any narcotics anymore and some days the muscle aches and pains are awful. Supposed to go back to work soon and I can't even imagine it. Started pt recently and some days have barely the energy to do one set of exercises let alone two! Just wondering when the energy returns. I'm 52 so am sure age plays a part. Had no idea this would be such an exhausting process. How's everyone else doing?