Hello I am 10 weeks post-op from a fusion and decompression on my L3/4. I am just wondering at this point what activities I should and shouldn't be doing. I am trying to wear my brace only when I go outside as it can be slippery, we live in Wisconsin. Is it okay to be stooping down like a squat yet to get into my cupboards? How about reaching into the top cupboards. Vacuuming lightly with a very light vacuum? Mopping the floor? These types of activities. I still have I believe it to be muscle pain pretty much most of the time. I do walk and I go on the treadmill, I'm at 1 and 1/4 miles and working up. My next appointment is at 12 weeks and I will be getting X-rays at that time. I would just like to hear from others to see if I'm on the right track. Thank you for your help! I really have found this forum useful and have referred to it many times.