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I did it!

gethealthyggethealthy Posts: 303
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:34 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I had my surgery on Monday. I think it went well. I'm so drugged up that sleeping is my main job now.

My throat is a little sore but not bad. My swallowing is challenged a small amount.

The thing I want to know is why are my arms numb?


  • what a relief!!!!!
    as for arms numb. you were in one position for many hours of surgery. side affects like pain and numbness are normal. in time it should pass.
    i had an eleven hour surgery once on my neck. lying on my chest caused rib pain for weeks... check with your doc but i think your discomfort is position related to surgery...
    heal well lynn...
  • Lynn,

    Glad to hear all is going well - can't remember completely, but what level was your fusion? Lumbar? PLIF/TLIF or ALIF. Take it slow and keep us posted. Atb, Mike
  • Hi Lynn -
    I'm glad to hear that you seem to be doing well after surgery! My surgery is tomorrow and I'm pretty nervous. Keep us updated!

    Take care,
  • You lived to tell about it!!

    My shoulder blades were numb for a few days, and my surgery was only 45 minutes. Arms were ok... but I seem to remember quite a bit of weakness for just over a week. Mostly due to meds.

    Get some sleep!!
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