I really need your help on this one folks:
My daughter's dance team is going to be in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade this year. I've been involved with the planning and had planned on attending as a chaperone. We're leaving the Saturday before Thanksgiving and coming back the day after. I'll be doing a lot of walking and I'll have to just rest whenever I can.
Is it realistic for me to think that I can do this if at that point I'll be about 5 mos post-op from a single level ACDF at C5-6 w/plating AND a two-level posterior cervical fusion/laminectomy w/instrumentation at C5-6 and C6-7? (Okay, how do you abbreviate that???)
I know everyone is different and we all heal at different rates, etc. I realize that. But I know there are general milestones.....
I'm thinking this will be good for me...a goal to work towards post-op.
I'm not in the greatest shape now....my surgery is in a week and I'm already taking Vitamin C and protein powder drinks to get my body ready. Maybe too little too late, but I figured better late than never.
Any other advice/words of wisdom????
Thanks again for all your support!!