I just got off the phone with my surgeon, Yea the guy calls me back on a Sunday afternoon, and we discussed the recovery time, restrictions, driving ect... after surgery (ACDF C6-7 BTW) He told me someone of my age (34) and health (Very athletic and fit) I could be driving at 3 days and back to work in 10. Now, I love to be positive and still think nothing can stop me, but is this realistic?? He is from what I understand the best Neuro on the east coast and highly recommended by just about anyone I know in the field, but from what I have been reading here it seems way out there.
I also spoke to a guy he did, some ex NBA player from years ago who is 50 now and was done in mid January. This guy told me he was back in the gym in three weeks and actually lifting weights in two months (Against the surgeons orders) but said he felt great in only one week after C4-C5-C6 fusion. I will be having lunch with this guy a few weeks after surgery as he swears I will be completely up to it and back to work.
While I have been hunting for great stories on this site and only found a few, and while I REALLY DO think people who fly through these surgery’s tend to leave this site alone rather quickly, I want to hear about quick recovery’s.
Where are you guys, I know you have to be out there? This is besides the few of you I have spoke to already and seem to be doing pretty good.
But back to my question, Is my surgeon nuts?????