This is only my second post but people have been so supportive I figured I better keep you updated
Saw NS yesterday...waited 2 months for appt on appt date waited almost 2 hours to be seen then a 10 minute visit. UGH. Guess thats the price for a highly rated specialist.
He said my c5-c6 was severely torn and was surprise I was up walking. C3-4 also torn but not as bad. He did offer up cortisone shots but said they only last a short time and with the severity of the tear it wasnt a good option. So we wait for surgery approval from workcomp.(very nervous bout that)I am just ready for it to be overwith.
My doc did give me a GREAT dvd to watch about conditon,preop,postop and recovery. It was so informative and made me feel I was making the right choice. Doc was also very calming and welcoming to and questions I might have. Of course I didnt have any until got home LOL.
So if I may can I ask you all some of those ??'s ?
My dr said that the only motion limit I would have in the future would be looking up. Whats your experience with that?
Do I need someone to stay with me after I come home from hospital if so how long? (Trying to figure out if DH and DD need to get time off work)
What type of pain meds did you all get to take home post op?
Am on Vic now and it only takes the edge off.
Dr is going to fuse BOTH areas at the same time is this common practice?
Thanks all am sure will have more questions as date gets set and closer.
Love and God Bless.