I'm 10 mos post-op for a 3 level front & back fusion, C3-C7, with hardware. (check out my pic....)
I was talking to the grandmother (about 70 yrs old) of one of my daughter's friends who didn't know I had the surgery last summer and she said, "You're only going to get worse as you get older...."
Well that is true of all of us, but it got me thinking about how folks are doing one, two, five, 10 years post-op from cervical fusion??? Is there a lot of data for long-term prognosis for multi-level fusions?
My first single-level fusion was 16 years ago....I'm thinking it led to my second fusion because I really didn't do anything to keep moving.
Anyway,just wanted to see how any long-timers -- who are still here -- are doing?