I'm staring down the barrel of a disectomy and laminectomy with fusion this fall. Basically, it is a single level fusion (L4-L5) with decompression to alleviate the stenosis, and the fusion is required due to severe spondylolethsis. My surgeon, who is a nationally renowned spinal surgeon, says that after recovery, I will be able to do all the activities I currently do, along with all the ones I have had to give up.
Does anyone have experience or knowledge about returning to skiing after such a procedure? I am 54, and am happy when I get a few at 38, but more often I am knocking my head against the wall at 35. Will I be able to return to the same level of mediocre skiing after surgery? Any feedback is much appreciated!