Went for my 7 week post-op visit yesterday. Was a little worried because the last two weeks have been painful at night. Dr. said not to worry that some of it was because we (Georgia) weather had gotten cold about two weeks ago and that it was probably nerve pain so he is going to try to treat it with elavil. Now for the drum roll.....Fusion could be seen on the x-ray. I was so happy - surgery was just on 9-16 (7weeks) and we could see fusion.