I am now 8 weeks post op ACDF of C6-7.
I have been feeling awesome, back to my normal routine, hardly any pain (just shoulder blade discomfort) and truly thought my prayers have been answered.
I haven't overdone it at all....listened to my body and rested when I needed. I went back to work 2 days a week after being off a month. Last week I had to work full time for a girl who went on vacation. I'm not going to lie....by Friday I was exhausted.
Well...as of last week-end I've been getting quite a lot of head-aches and pain ABOVE the area of my fusion. It wasn't horrific...just felt more like muscle spasms than anything. After my surgery (literally in the recovery room) I was completely free of the numbness, pain, and tingling in my right arm. It was gone instantly.
Yesterday, I noticed that my pinky finger and the outside palm of my hand started to tingle and today it is aching and numb. I do have feeling in it and my arm doesn't hurt (thank goodness!)
What's your thoughts on this? Could something else be going on with another disc? I'm going to see how it goes over the week-end and if it continues I will call my surgeon. I am so bummed. I've been feeling sooooo good. Thought I really had my old life back.
Hugs to all.....Tina