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ACDF scheduled today

Hey all met with my surgeon today and he scheduled a c5/6-6/7 for NOvember 29. I'm actually relieved to be getting this taken care of it was such a long painful road but the time has come that surgery is the only option to relieve the pressure on the nerves. I wanted to thank all of you helpful caring people on this board who answered questions for me along the way and offered advice and reassurance. I am positive I will have many more questions for you all after the surgery. Until then take care and god bless.


  • There is a thread for November Surgeries, so you would be very welcome to come and join us.
    It is a great support to get to know others who are also recovering from spinal surgery at the same time as you.

    I had a C3/4 and C4/5 ACDF on 5th November.
    Do ask any other questions that you may have. There is generally someone who has experienced what you are asking and we are a friendly bunch who are will to share our experiences.

    Have you seen the list of useful Post-op items at the top of the Back and Neck Surgery thread? If you can't find it let me know and I'll post a link for you. Be aware that not all of the items are required! This list covery cervical and lumbar surgery, but it will give you an idea of possible limitations and problems that you will have after surgery that will help you to prepare your home for your return. You will beed a grabber.

  • KarenDKKarenD Posts: 742
    edited 11/15/2012 - 10:42 AM
    You are in good company on this site. I had a 4-level ACDF last year and I got a lot of good information here. Get as prepared as you can in advance - dentist, haircut, shopping, etc. Best wishes coming your way!
    4 level ACDF C4-C7 5-2-11, laminectomy & discectomy L4-L5 1/26/12, ALIF L4-5, L5-S1 12/10/12.
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