Hi all, I had my disc and osteophytes removed at C5/6 and titanium cage packed with my own bone from the osteo's. As of two days post op have been on my feet and no collar, they don't believe in them in UK. I have had minimum pain from the actual op site, the incision on front of neck is about 3 inches but don't think you will notice it once everything settles down.
Wes able to eat anything I wanted and did not have any probs with this. The only ouch bit was when they remover the drain.
I have been driving for the last two weeks, only short journeys as yet and saw physio and have exercise programme as of week 2.
The nerve damage to left arm still very problematic, however it can take up to 18 months before this completes healing, advised that being nerve tissue we just have to give it its own time.
The decompression part of the op worked wonderfully and I have no more 'heavy legs.
If only they could do the same for the rest of my arthritis life would be bliss.
I am however so glad I had my surgery and would go in again at anytime in the future that I require it.
Hope everyone is well. Tig