I had a freaky fall off my horse and broke c2. Medevaced to hospital and neuro operated about 24 hrs after accident. That was about 4 weeks ago. Doc said he was scoring c2 on one side and cutting on the other, using bone from area for fusing, and three screws that would be perm. Neck collar never put back on after surgery. Walked with help pretty soon after. Walking is good for a little bit but leaning over is a killer. Go back to ns in a couple of weeks for scans to see if things are stable. No pt recommended yet. Pain is manageable with Tylenol now. My appetite is lousy. Excuse the terms I'm using...unlike many posting here, there was no pre planning done....but I've had lots of advice . Mostly from people with no clue and some well intentioned who had a completely different kind of spine surgery...some from decades ago.
Just want to know if any on this forum are familiar with this procedure and possible outcomes.