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ACDF and sleeping

bedawgsbbedawgs Posts: 57
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:59 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I had Two level acdf 9 weeks ago,and Ive noticed that all I want to do is stay in bed all the time,is it normal to stat so tired and how long does that last?


  • I had been really tired before the surgery, and remained tired afterward. You could still be recovering, or you could be "down", or it could be some other medical issue...something out of balance. If it keeps up, you could see your primary. Sometimes if I could get myself going, at least I could keep going for a while.

    4 level ACDF C4-C7 5-2-11, laminectomy & discectomy L4-L5 1/26/12, ALIF L4-5, L5-S1 12/10/12.
  • SpineAZSpineAZ WiscPosts: 1,084
    I found that after my ACDF, when I went back to work, I was miserable. Not due to my neck, but do the the fact I had done nothing during my recovery time. In my subsequent C5-C7 posterior foraminotomy I cleared it with my doctor to do moderate exercise early on. After a week at home I started on the treadmill. I did 5 minutes at 1 mph. Then the next day I went to 6 minutes, then 7 minutes, etc. When I got to 10 minutes I upped it to 1.25 mph. AT 20 minutes to 1.5 mph. I did far better the second time around as I didn't allow deconditioning to set it.
    2 ACDFs, 2 PCDF, 3 LIFs; Rt TKR; Rt thumb fusion ; Lt thumb arthroplasty; Ehlers Danlos 
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