Hi @ridehard, welcome to Connect. You may notice I edited your title slightly. I did this so members would have a better idea of what the post is about when glancing through the discussions. There are quite a few different fusion discussions on Connect, but one focused on expected outcomes and returning to activity could be beneficial for the community. I'd like to invite @kimi, @artscaping, @grandmar, @annmerc, @hillyard, @brendakaye, and @pines who have all discussed undergoing a fusion of some sort. Each may be able to share their experience with recovery and how long it took the to return to activity and what sort of return it was.
You can read some of their posts in the following discussions as well: