Our expert says:
I hate to pass the buck, but on these kinds of questions, I have to. The doctor who assessed, suggested surgery, pehraps even performed it, is by far in the best position to assist with the rehabilitation.
I suspect that if you rehab correct, and recover, then you should be able to do most activities, barring those that place very large strain on the back (though these kinds of things are probably not what you were doing before anyway). But there's no reason why you cannot continue on the bike and stepper, though the key is timing - you might be pushing too soon to attempt to ride, and perhaps a week or two of water based work will be good. Same for Pilates - it will be very good, it's a question of whether you're ready. ANd that's something only that doctor would be able to tell you!
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