I had my 6 week follow up with the NS this morning with my first set of x-rays...boy, those screws surely do look long.
He said that everything looked really good and I'm fusing on schedule. He lifted my weight and BLT restrictions, and said that I just need to use common sense when doing things...my main concern now would be pulling a muscle and that the fusion area would need some major trauma to affect at this stage. I will start PT next week at three times per week for a month and meet with him in another six weeks for more x-rays. Said to continue to use my bone stimulator. He said that if all looks good at that time then he should release me for work...thanks for everyone's support