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Scheduling a vacation

mjyfgslmmjyfgsl Posts: 57
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:46 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
How soon after surgery has anyone gone on a vacation ? I had surgery in April ,cancelled a May-June vacation and have a December one planned .

I had a Laminotomy and a L4-5 Discectomy


  • SpineAZSpineAZ WiscPosts: 1,084
    How far are you going? By car or plane?

    I had L3-S1 fusion in February 2010 and in April went to Chicago for 4 days for a family event for my brothers baby girl (who was 6 months old). I was still wearing my hard LSO brace. Luckily we flew first class (using my brother's frequent flier miles) so we had more room for me to be comfortable, early boarding, etc. Everyone else had to stay at a hotel as hubby and I were awarded the guest room in my brother's condo since I needed to medicate, nap, and lay down as needed. Gave us more time with our new niece and we were in control of where I went and when. It was downtown Chicago so hubby and I could walk around (no need to drive ourselves). I grew up downtown so we walked around (my brother now lives in the same neighborhood I grew up in). It was easy since although it was a vacation I could rest a lot. We did have to drive out to the burbs for the actual event and so I didn't have much control then, but medication managed that part well.

    2 ACDFs, 2 PCDF, 3 LIFs; Rt TKR; Rt thumb fusion ; Lt thumb arthroplasty; Ehlers Danlos 
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