Hi everyone, I just thought I would drop a note to let you all know how I am doing. It will be 12 weeks post op for me on Tuesday and I really feel good, I still get some burning in my shoulders, but if I check my posture and straighten up it usually helps. I am so glad I had the surgery (I had c5-c6 in Aug). I can move my left arm now with out the pain I had and am getting back my strength. So yes there are success stories for those who are wondering about it.
Remember when I was complaining about my factory job, well I am out of there. I was working in a factory where you were on your feel for 12 hours a day, it was very repetive work. Trust me when I say it was things you should not do when you have an ACDF. I was not suppose to go back to work after surgery until 11-19 well I went back a month earlier to keep my job. During that time I applied for a new job and I got it. <:P I am now getting back in to retail which I really do enjoy. No more 12 hour shifts for me, only 8 hrs. The pay is a little less but it is well worth it for my body to heal. I have been with my last job for 11 and half years and it is time for a change. What is really neat is that with the new company I am with if I would have had my ACDF while working with them, I would have had 52 weeks to heal and I would not have had to worry about keeping my job.
I just wanted to let eveyone know that I am doing great , there is hope for everyone and for me surgery was the best thing I could have done.