Got cleared yesterday by my orthopaedist to ride on the road; still can’t do off-road/gravel for a few more weeks until my broken elbow heals some more, but it’s a start. I can tell I’ve got a long way to get before riding a bike is comfortable again; even though the neck pain and associated radiculopathy are doing much better than they have been over the past 4 months, holding my head in riding position got really uncomfortable towards the end of my ride. Had to get off the bike a couple times to lie down in the grass and let things settle down before getting back on to get the rest of the way back home.
But that’s just fitness and core strength, and that will come back with time. It’s just good to be back on a bike.