I had fusion of l2 l3 on March 4th. I am sooo happy to report I am free of all meds and for the most part free of pain. I'd say I am 85% recovered! I am so happy and I truly believe it is because I kept (although hard at times) a positive attitude and did as much walking as possible and did my pt and pushed myself. I didn't overdo but I didn't under do either. It would have been so much easier to stay in the recliner but I didn't, I got up and moved a lot and my boyfriend gave me massages which I believed helped encourage the healing. I have also resumed my aerobic work out! I believe I will be back to work full-time right before my 3 month anniversary. Stay positive and walk everyone, I know its hard but I truly believe it helps so I wanted to share!