I was wondering, anyone who has had cervical fusion; does your doctor give you a weight limit in regards to lifting? I hope to be returning to work as a special education teacher (in a physical position) in January. That would be five months post op. I see the doctor on January 2nd and this is on my list of questions to ask him. I am assuming his answer will determine if I go back now (or not at all :''( ).
Another question: I still have pain and need to take meds twice a day (ultracet): Doctor says fusion is going along nicely (don't have a %) so, pain is just simply pain at this point, right? I guess what I am trying to say: If I can deal with the pain, ( I listen to my body and rest as soon as I need to) is it safe to assume I can return to more "normal" lifestyle?