I apologize if this is getting posted again but in my topics that I've posted it came up empty. I'm on a couple of different boards so sometimes can't remember what's where.
I am having surgery soon - just waiting for insurance approval. I've had a hard time finding anyone who has had a posterior laminectomy/foraminotomy without fusion at C5, 6 and 7 - he will also remove bonespurs. I have come across people who have had one or both, but it seems like it's always with fusion.
My neurosurgeon said it's about a 2 week recovery. I don't think I'd be 100% and from what I've come across it seems like you can drive and be released back to work (with some restrictions) and closer to fully recovered around the 3 months mark.
I understand how the surgery is done for the most part. What I'm really wondering more about is if there is anyone out there who has had this procedure done - what was your recovery like? I am a single parent and I have varying options for help, but it would nice to know what kinds of things I will need help with, how much and for how long. Granted I know that this can vary greatly from person to person but it would just be nice to find SOMEONE who has had this done without fusion!