I am due to have an operation this month for Anterior cervical decompression at C5/6 C6/7 its a 2 level operation in which they are going in through my throat and then fitting 2 peek cages and fusing. I was just wondering if anyone has had a similar procedure and can offer any advice or anything at all really. By trade I am an electrician and test engineer working with very big heavy duty SWA cable, will I be able to continue with this even though at the moment I have lost so much strength and have experienced a lot of muscle wastage. What am I to expect after the operation and what sort of times are there for recovery, I have been told 6 - 12 weeks is this realistic? I am told I will have to ware a neck brace for 6 weeks.
Thanks in advance.