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10 days post op cervical surgery

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,731
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:24 AM in New Member Introductions
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Hello! I am pretty new here. I can't remember if I introduced myself before or not. I just had cervical surgery 10 days ago and feel very good! I had arm numbnes and finger numbness plus all sorts of arthritis issues.

I had a Smith-Robinson anterior cervical diskectomy, excision of posterior, longitudinal ligament, and wide neural foraminotomy, C4-5, C5-6, C6-7. Some sort of cervical body fusion, autograft and Matrix C4-5 C-5-6- C6-7.
Implantation of prevail interbody cage C4-5 C-5-6 and C-6-7.Zephir titanium plate and screws C4-C7.
Reduction of Spondylolisthesis C4-5 and C 6-7.

I need no pain meds nor muscle relaxers. I am wearing a Cervical collar (soft) and walking about 2 miles a day.
I see the doctor in 5 days for my first x-rays and to check the stitches on my neck. I was in the hospital one night.
I am eating only health foods and proteins. I am using an alpha-stim 4-5 hours a day to speed recovery and will be going for acupuncture soon.

For my next act, I have lumbar surgery anterior-posterior scheduled on Dec. 1st. Same DDD disc issues. Had disectomy without fusion in 2000 with luck but now I need more. I am 57 years old. Please feel free to ask me questions.I was so worried about having surgery. Now, I am glad I did it!
So far, so good.

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  • :) hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. it is great news to hear of a successful surgery. <:P you sound like you are following the doctor's orders and having a swift recovery. good luck and keep us posted on your next one!! Jenny :)
  • Just received results , diagnosed with Reverse Spondo..of C5,C-6..Very severe degeneration. Actually am in semi shock..joined the site and read your comment..felt so much better..Thanks so very much for taing the time to write ..you were able to touch and inspire me at the moment I needed..Gunuschee'se Thank You!
    May the Creator continue to guide you on your healing road
  • welcome to spine-health...
  • That's great. I'm happy for you. i wish you the same success for the next surgery. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
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