I'm wondering what I can do to get my cardio up before surgery. I haven't been doing much of anything, and I have surgery in a little over 2 weeks. I figure the herniation is bad enough, I probably can't make it much worse with a little exercise. I don't like the idea of going into surgery so unfit, since I know I'll feel like I've been hit by a truck.
I know I can't do a whole lot in 2 weeks, but I'm trying to think of something. Walking for too long hurts. I thought of swimming - just arms, no kicking, but I know the walk back upstairs would kill. I might try it though. Any thoughts?
discectomy in June 2010 - success! No sciatic pain, just some remaining numbness in foot. And I get charlie horses a lot.