I had another follow up visit with my surgeon (spinal fusion L4/L5 Jan. 2016). He told me that everything was going as plan. He told me that there was more sign of fusion, however it's not fully fused. I then asked how long will it be before I can return to work. I was surprise when he said that I can return now. This is because my last visit I was told that it will need to be fully fused. So I asked him about the weight restrictions that I was currently on (15lbs). He told me that he will make it 40lbs. I then told him that my job requires me to lift 70lbs and is physical. He then said that he will give me a 25lbs restrictions and for me to work up to 70lbs. and see him in a month and by that time I should be good to go.
I'm confused. Is it just me or does this sound right? I got a opinion from orthopedic that I use to see and he doesn't think that I'm ready to return to physical job or lift 70lbs yet.