Hey everyone, names Brian, 20 years of age. Just gunna tell you guys about my operation, if you have any feedback at all please lemme know. Good or bad, I dont care, or lemme here your story about similar.
Broke my C2 body surfing in may, 2010. Was misdiagnosed for a few weeks before having anterior surgery placing a screw through my c2. post op, post op, post op, 5 months later, no recovery, so I was told I would need fusion of the c1/2.
Nov. 20th, 2010 I had posterior c1/c2 fusion, placing 2 rods, 4 screws, and a wire. I am only a few days out of surgery but I have many questions to those further out. I am really outgoing, love the outdoors and love action sports. I wonder if I will ever be able to return to what I was doing before (snowboarding, surfing, sktateboarding, biking, etc.) I understand I will have loss of mobility in my neck, but will be able to cope with it, for I am young and will have to live with what I got. I only worry about paralysis, one of my biggest fears. With the new fusion, after recovery, will I be able to return to my everyday life, or am I more susceptible to paralysis being that I have hardware? If I were to have a similar accident as the one I had to start all this, would it take more or less to injure myself? Anything will help, even your story! Good luck to everyone out there!