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My scheduled ACDF surgery (level four C3-C7) is tomorrow. I’m first in line, so I need to be at the hospital by 6 am. I’m relieved I won’t have to sit around waiting. I couldn’t be any more ready than I am. I’m just anxious to get it done and begin the recovery process. Thanks to all who have shared w/thoughts and support. I promise an update when I’m able. Ciao!
steve in chicago


  • Good luck on surgery tomorrow. Do something fun for yourself today, and enjoy the day. The nerves to play a role, but now it is your surgeons turn to do his/her work. You have done all you can to be ready for this day, so rest and relax and let the healing begin. Be sure to give us a update as soon as you are able. Good luck!
  • Ill be thinkin of ya tomorrow. These Bears need to put up a big W for us taday!!!
    L5S1 REMOVED herniation. Years of pain & compression. Microdiscectomy complete!! Trying to be super smart & safe with recovery!
  • MetalneckMetalneck Island of Misfit toysPosts: 1,364
    edited 09/23/2012 - 5:32 AM
    make your neck appear unstable indeed!!

    Or did I just take too much medicine?

    Either way .... I hope for stabilization for you and a rapid recovery!

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  • Thanks for your kind words.

    To Bears-bud-Ben- We got that W! 26-3 Thanks for your support.
    steve in chicago
  • Ms PixieMMs Pixie Posts: 154
    edited 09/23/2012 - 3:45 PM
    Will be thinking about you and pray for a succesful surgery, smooth recovery.

    Cause: car accident & genetics
    Effect: herniations C4-7, stenosis, osteoarthritis, myelopathy, neuropathy
    Non-invasive Treatment: everything under the sun
    Invasive Treatment: 2 level ACDF, C5 & C6, May 2012
    Moving Forward: SCS
  • Wish you a speedy recovery. Let us know how it goes.

    Single level L5/S1 360 fusion with 6 screws and a rod (10/29/12)
    Diagnosis: Grade 1-2 spondylolithesis, Pars Defect, L5/S1 disc tear anterior and posterior, DDD, spinal stenosis
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