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3 1/2 months post-ACDF

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,670
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:27 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Just thought I'd share some good news. I just had my 3 1/2 month recheck with my NS and the x-rays show "significant" fusion at the surgery site. He didn't give me a percentage, like 50% fused, 90% fused, etc. just that it's right where he likes to see it at this point. I've been off all pain meds for a month and it doesn't feel like I've ever had anything done. Back to work 100% and only avoiding "extreme" behavior like skiing and snowmobiling.

My next re-check is X-rays in another 3 months and my NS expects to sign off on me at that point. I just wanted to share some good news from the trenches...sometimes it does all work out!


  • this is excellent news. Unfortauntely, I am not in the same boat. I had my ACDF C6/C7 with PEEK CAGE on 11/6/08 and my fusion is going very slow. I'mcurious though, I started taking that Citrical Bone Density Builder PLUS just as you are after I found out and am hoping that makes a difference - when did you start taking it? Or have you been taking it for a long time? I'm hoping it makes a difference for me at my 6 month checkup 4/27/09. The good news is I'm fusing, it's just very slow. I had to wear hard collar for 12 weeks and now in a soft collar for 6 weeks (3 more to go). Thanks and EXCELLENT news for you! CONGRATULATIONS! That must be such a relief!
  • I'm so happy for you - what a relief, eh? Again congrats and enjoy your new old self.

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