In May 2013 I had an Anterior C5/C6 Fusion with.an artificial disc. 6 months later not only did it not fuse but the hardware became loss. After several different opinions in December I had a Posterior C5/C6 Fusion with a bone graft. I also have a bone stimulator (similar to a tens unit). I don't expect for me to ever be pain free again. But what I'm wondering is how long will I be so exhausted & in excruciating pain? My surgeon said it varies from patient to patient but the Posterior approach has a long recovery period.
Has anyone had a similar situation? How long did it take you recover?
I am married with 2 children (7 & 9). My husband has been doing just about everything since May 2013. I feel like I'm a failure & due to the stress I now gave an ulcer.