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First full day outing since surgery

talented12ttalented12 Posts: 14
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:57 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Today was my first full day outing since my surgery. I did pretty well but think I over did it. I went to church, came home and changed, and then went to the market. I feel a little pressure and pain in mid back and my neck just feels tired.

I forgot to mention that I have to wear this electrical device around my neck called the Orthofix. It sends electrical stimulation to help the bones fuse faster than they would on their own. I wear this for 4 hours a day for 5 months unless my neuro doc takes me off sooner. So I'm gonna go put that on and relax for a bit and see if I feel better.

Be back soon, if not today, tomorrow after my appointment.


  • There seemed to be a lot more people on here before. I am surprised to see no comment on your post but so glad you are doing ok :)
  • Thanks Heidi, and yes it did seem to be a lot more ppl when I first started using it. But it's ok for the lack of responses. I only post so those that might need to know what to expect or those that need to know their not alone. But I'm glad you keep responding because this is how I keep my sanity, by talking to ppl. My doc asked me today how was I coping with everything? Not being able to work, the surgery and the other minor problems that have developed since surgery. My words to her was I don't know, I guess I'm ok. I then said I talk to ppl to help keep me sane. But truth be told, it's just too much to process right now, I haven't had time to think about it all.;~}.

    Thanks again

    Oh one more thing, how do you keep up with the different posts you've responded to. Because this doesn't give you any alerts to let you know someone has responded to your post.
  • I bet that felt good being able to go out, even if you did a little too much. You now know how much you can do, and we have to keep progressing.

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    Hope your healing continues to go well.


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  • I am glad to hear you are out and about. It will get better.

    What did you have fixed and how did they fix it?

    Feel Better- :D

  • Hi Trisha,
    Yes it did feel good to get out. And thank you for responding and for the info.
  • Thanks Julie. I had ACDF, C4-7. Everything went well, I was home about 2 or 2:30 the next day. I see you have a lot going on, I hope you feel better. I will pray for you.
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