I'm looking for some informed experiences on the following scenario: my ortho has recently upped the ante and recommended 2 level ACDF (5-6-7) instead of the original plan for 1 level (5-6).
I've read elsewhere that two levels can result in more ROM loss post-op, but otherwise it seems the two procedures are fairly similar...
Would love to hear some thoughts on the following topics related to two level experiences:
>Level of dependence on others during the initial recovery
>Return to work time line for desk jockeys (realizing that everyone is different)
>"Green light" time line for air travel (10+ hours) and leisure activities (such as fishing, horseback riding, hiking at 10k+ altitude, etc)
>Are you glad you did it, or would you reconsider if you could turn back time?
Thanks in advance...