O:) I finally see my Neuro Surgeon this Moday after results from C-6 Nerve Block Injection. That test took away all the pain in my left arm.
I remember him telling me that was only one of my problems. The disc at C-6 impinges on the C-6 nerve root and there is a bone spur there as well. My DO believes he will recommend C-3 thru 6 decompression.
I'm wondering if I will really need a recliner. I only have pull over t-shirts I wear now. Will I need to purchase button down shirts? Should I buy a bath robe to put on for around the house? How hard will it be for me to put my pants on? LOL. Lots of questions! I do read the Sticky posts on this Forum and any related articles on the Main Page.
I had to call in to have my Vicodin 5/500 filled again today. I still have plenty Morphine. Both together help my pain while I wait for surgery. The worst side effect is drowsiness.
From what I can tell from these message boards the avg recovery before returning to work after a 4 lvl acdf seems to be 4 to 4 1/2 months. I'll find that out when the time comes. I do have a good physical therapist near where I live for PT after surgery.
Anyway, I'll let everyone know Monday after I see my surgeon what he plans on. I'd imagine there is pre-op tests also (blood tests, urine tests, EKG (I have diabetes, high blood pressure and am 56 yrs old).