Just has a microdiscectomy on L4/L5 on Thursday (9/16) and I am recovering well I think. Finally had the surgery after trying chiro, cortisone injections and PT over the past six months with no relief of my nerve pain. I am a competitive cyclist and was finding that I was never able to ride more then ten miles with out aggravating my nerve. Made training rather difficult. MRI shown a blown disc and a cyst which was causing all the pain. So are there any others here who are cyclist or athletes who have had this proceedure done? How has your recovery been going? Any tips? For one, I do know not to rush recovery.