My ALIF L4/L5 surgery was 9 weeks ago tomorrow. Surgery was on 1/19. I was back to work at 6 weeks and I feel close to 100% now. Almost finished with my PT, this will be my last week. Feeling stronger and regaining flexibility and endurance. Doc has cleared me to do anything I feel ready to do. I umpire for HS baseball and softball in NJ and have my first assignments of the season this week. I didn't think I'd be able to participate this season but I bounced back in time. I'm also ready to hop back on my bike and start cycling again. Doc said that is ok too. Only issues i have is occasional tightness/discomfort in my left hip. Upper back feels tight too when I overdo things. Anyway, I just wanted to say some people do have a good outcome from the surgery. Good luck to you all. I wish everyone could see the same results that I have.