I am so happy to hear all the good news about this surgery. I was in a car accident last Feb that totaled mycar. My mistake was going to a chiropractor instead of a neck dr. Ended up. I need not one acdf but 2. It is scheduled for 2-3 weeks out. I am a single mother and scared to death, so reading over this has helped me a lot to know what to expect.. I was wondering how long it will take before I can be back to work and feeling semi normal again... this really sucks, because they scheduled me immediately and then last minute asked if I smoked? When I said yes, they cancelled the surgery for 1 month. I guess something about going through your windpipe and lack of air/smoking messes it up. HOWEVER, the great thing is, although I was mad I am on complete bed rest another month, I threw those nasty cig.down and havn't smoked since.(full pack too) That was way worth it to me. I hated that nasty habit and that is one sure way to quit
Thank you for any comments or suggestions on pain tolerance, boredom and general worries while you are on the countdowns.
.thanks new friends