Wow that is tough! I had a friend that went through surgery and is now back in action. I think the time all depends on your specific surgery, your body, and how much you stick to your physical therapy. The more disciplined you are with those PT exercises, the sooner you will be back! Good luck.Anyone on here had back surgery? I'm getting ready to have 2 disks replaced and a couple of pins installed. How long were you laid up, and how long before you could shoot again?