Here we go....c4-5-6 anterior disketomy with fusion on Thursday. Hopefully this will give me back some mobility in my arms and hands. And then I can address DDD situation in lumbar region. DDD in both cervical and lumbar regions has greatly restricted my lifestyle in the last 5 years and the rapid and unexpected progression of this disease in the last 18 months is most alarming. I understand recovery will be long and my patience will be tested.
I just had knee replacement in July of 2010 and I should recover well but I bit worried as is normal.
How did your first few weeks go? HOw do I sleep with a hard collar? Recliner? Will I need raised toilet seat? Is common bathroom cleaning difficult? Putting on clothes? If I cant hold a can of soup how can I pull up my pants? I guess my best course of action is spending two weeks with my hands held firmly to my sides. I imagine bending over to pick up the remote off the couch is a NO NO???
BrokebackBob nickname from ex coworkers with sense of humor..