I am a Police Officer with 27 years Service who has recently had to undergone a level one ACDF C5/C6 Fusion and Plating. I'm presently recovering 4 weeks after the operation and all has, it would appear gone well. I have acceptable aches and pains in my neck after surgery.
My concern is my job understandably needs physicality and the ability to overcome criminals who may want to resist or attack me or victims. I have enjoyed being strong and fit up until 4 months ago when I was struck down with shoulder and arm pain. This has been fixed (Thank the Lord). However to be frank I'm a little nervous at the moment. I Don't feel well enough to do Push Ups etc. Will I get well enough soon to do exercise and lift weights as I did before eg 100 Kg but more importantly and to be blunt get into a fight possibly day after day and win and not break my neck. (Imagine someone grabbing me by the neck. Has this happened to you?)
I would appreciate any views please. I really don't know what to expect from my body for the future