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Just thought that I would add another discussion after my first L4/L5 discectomy success story. For the full low down please read up on my first one.
I had a L4/L5 discectomy and 15-20 percent of the facet joint cut away on the 7th December 2016.
I have been swimming quite a lot lately. I do 100 lengths on a Monday (1.5 miles), 70 lengths on a Wednesday (1 mile), 80 lengths on a Thursday and 70 lengths on a Friday. All of this is front crawl only and I started off doing 2 lengths at a time then stretching and now I do 6 lengths then stretch. I am looking to get back in the gym in 6 weeks as well as a bit of running on a treadmill.
If anyone has any success stories about getting back to exercise after a discectomy please can you update this post. If you only have doom and gloom stories and say 'You will never get back to normal' then bore off and comment on the hundreds of forums that are more suitable for you.
Let's try and bring a happy story to the hundreds of negative ones.
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