On 12/1/10, I had surgery on my lower back...specifically, I had a Lower Lumbar Posterior Fusion between the L4 and L5 vertebrae. The disk between them had degenerated, and my L4 vertebra was sliding forward over the top of the L5, pinching the spinal column and causing me a world o' pain. Fortunately the surgery went very well. After 3 days and could already walk and climb stairs so they sent me home. My intial rehab was simply walking as much as I could without pain, and by the end of Dec, I was walking 2-3 miles a day. I returned to work in mid-Jan, and started physical therapy 4 weeks ago, and will end tomorrow. I have to say that's where I get nervous. I'm enjoying the monitored guided aspect of this recovery, but I don't have the money to keep paying for a trainer. Does anyone know of a good source of info on training after back surgery? Any resource or info would be great - another forum, a web-site, a book, movie, blog...anything to keep me on the straight and narrow and avoiding more damage to my spine.