Hi all I had my first pt eval on August 30, 2012 and told the therapist I was going on vacation September 2, 2012 for a week and was told a scheduler would call and set up times. Dad died while we were on vacation so I wasn't thinking about pt, when I called the pt place I was told I was being dropped for lack of participation and the office was closing and would have to go to a different office and have another eval. I said how could I be dropped for not showing up when I was never contacted to schedule times. I called my neuro office today to get a refill on my Vicodin and was told I should not have any pain this far out from surgery, I still have neck pain as well as numbness and tingling in my neck and both arms,hands and fingers. When I move a certain way for my pt exercise I have pain and numbness that shoots from my neck to arms, a great time to not have meds when just starting therapy. I've been taking Vicodin for at least 2 1/2 years straight and now have to stop cold turkey. I hope all are okay and thanks again for all who gave their support when first my mother died followed by dad three months and one day after mom died. GOD Bless, Joe
ACDF C5-6 July 10, 2012 with plate and screws.