I have started all of the pre surgery tests and clearances. My surgery will be some time in July (2-level fusion C5-7).
I am now working on getting a post-op plan in place. I live alone and don't have anyone in a position to stay with me yet. My bedroom and bathroom are on the second floor. How long did it take before you were able to care for yourself after this type of surgery?
My dx is cervical spondylotic myelopathy. I have significant balance, gait, and urine retention issues. I will ask my doc how these issues could affect my post-op recovery but wanted to hear from you "been there, done that" folks.
PLIF L1-3 6/13
ACDF (C5-7) 8/12
PLIF (L2-5) 2003/05/08