I just had a laminectomy/discectomy at L5-S1 operation and I'm eager to get back the gym and back to work.I'm 43 yold male and I do Drywall for a living how long before I should I wait to attempt going back to work? also as far as going back to the gym when would it be safe to do some weight training but just on the machines? Is their any type of stretching I should be doing? Any advice would greatly appreciated any??