This will be my second lumbar surgery in one years time. In March I had a synovial cyst and some bones spurs removed. Monday I am have a PLIF. The struggle I have with my boss is that her Grandma had a fusion using cement, and that I should be back to work in two weeks. I plan to get a note for work. I am the only one that works in the front office of a medical clinic, my day is full of bending and reaching for files, and cleaning the office. I know that everyone is different, but when could I expect to get back to work?