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Question for those that have had cervical fusion.....

TwinMamaTTwinMama Posts: 2
edited 06/26/2012 - 2:27 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
My fiance is having his surgery on Thursday, we've gone back and forth about getting him a recliner for his recovery. He decided he didn't want to spend the money but I thought I'd ask those that have been in this situation if it was really a life saver? I have had less invasive surgery before and would have loved to have a recliner to sleep in because my pillow fortress in bed just didn't cut it. So - in your opinion, is it worth the money? I'm tempted to just rent a nice big coushy leather one for a few months so we have it should he need it?


  • A recliner was a neccesity to me. My surgery was May 10th, and last night is the first night that I managed to sleep in my bed all night.
  • Hmm, a recliner?
    I do know this. I COULD NOT sleep laying down for about a week. I slept basically sitting upright the first few nights, then I slept kind of propped up on the couch half sitting/laying.
    That first week, the toughest thing was sleeping.
    I don't know if a recliner would have helped or not.
    Good luck to you two!
  • I had a multi-level cervical, and I was really glad that I had a recliner in our family room and a recliner in our bedroom. I didn't use it that long to sleep in at night, but the recliner was perfect for during the day. Both recliners were tall enough that they could support my head whether sitting up or reclining. Most of the time during the day I would be reclining part-way, which others try to duplicate on a couch with being propped up by a number of pillows.

    For me, I am a fan of recliners! Best of luck to both of you.

    4 level ACDF C4-C7 5-2-11, laminectomy & discectomy L4-L5 1/26/12, ALIF L4-5, L5-S1 12/10/12.
  • I am glad I had the recliner after both surgeries (lumbar laminectomy & ACDF C5-C7). I don't know what I would have done without it, as it made getting up to walk (etc) and sleeping much more comfortable than trying to fight with the couch or bed laying down.

    Best of luck!

    View my history for all the gory details.
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