I'm likely having ACDF surgery on C5-6 and C6-7 in a few weeks, because of herniated disks pressing into my spinal cord with some evidence of mayelomalacia. I have mild weakness and tingling in my left leg and left arm, and no clear idea if those will go away after the surgery.
How long after your ACDF (or similar) surgery was it before you were able to engage in some kind of exercise for at least 20 minutes that got your heart rate up and caused you to break a sweat? What types of exercise do you do (running, walking, elliptical, bike, zumba class, etc.)? Do you have any advice based on your experiences of returning to active exercise?