I'm scheduled for two lever ACDF April 15 for 4-5, 6-7. I had a car accident Nov 18, 2008 when a guy ran a stop sign and spun me around. I've been through the conservative treatments - Chiro, steroids, ESI and now time for surgury, Nerve conduction test shows radicuopathy on c6. I've been limited to working 5-6 hours a day, luckily I have a job that is flexible and i leave when neck and back say time to home.
This is the third time I have been scheduled, first time was cancelled by doctor, second time due to an UTI found during preop - so hopefully third time is the charm. I'm ready to get through this and get life back to normal (whatever that is)
I've been using Vicodin and Soma since the accident. Doctor is concerned I am developing a tolerance, although I have only been using one of each a day for the last week and an antiinfamatory. I was told pain control after surgury would be harder due to the lenght of time I've been using them and to use the medication sparingly. Nighttime can be tough painwise.
I'm getting nervous - anxiety was high the few days before the last cancelled procedure. How does tolerance effect you ? Does anyone know what dose constitutes a higher tolerance post surgery ? thanks for all the info here.