Hi all. Yes, I am getting nervous because Monday is getting closer all the time. I'm just thinking of all kinds of things. I like to be prepared you know?
I'm having an ACDF C5-6 with doner bone (surgeon said mine but assistant said he uses doner), plate and 4 screws. They said the surgery will be from 1 1/2 to 2 hrs. I'm supposed to have a soft collar for only a few days.
I didn't get to see my surgeon last week, only saw his assistant. I asked her how long until I can do normal stuff and she said I should be able to do almost anything other than lifting as soon as I get home. The surgeon said about three weeks the last time I saw him. I don't know what to expect now. I've heard of so many having the surgery and having restrictions for 4-6 weeks and now this dr says I can do normal stuff around the house as soon as I get home? I hope she's right. What do you think?
Also, what tests did they do at your pre-op? I only had bloodwork.