3 months from surgery. Yesterday was my last appointment at the neurosurgery clinic. Just PT and taking it easy from here on out. I swam laps for about 20 minutes today. I am allowed to go without my brace so most of the time I am not wearing it. I have been doing some core muscle exercises and also some pullups. I am in no pain but still terrified about a reherniation of the disk. I guess if I keep on the path I am going everything will be alright. My wife is due this winter with our first. It will be very nice to be able to hold the baby. Wasn't sure if I was going to be able to do that. Looks good for now. I prayed more than usual for this the surgery and recovery to go well. I made some promises to the big guy upstairs if he would make things good for me. Now it looks like I'll be tasked with making good on those promises. I hope everybody who is hurting feels better soon.