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ACDF with ROI C cage My Story

smallgamehunterssmallgamehunter Posts: 3
edited 06/28/2014 - 3:17 PM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hi all. Well I had the surgery June 11.
Spent the night in hospital. Woke up wearing just a soft collar.
Oxycodone for about 4 days then Tylenol. Showered on day 4 post surgery. Hardest part was just sleeping in an upright position. After 4 days allowed to sleep as I wanted but it was still a bit easier reclining .
2 week post surgery doc took off the steri strips, they were still on, never came off. Trimmed a couple stitches, I have resolving ones.
Now it's ok to have brace off when not in a car. Can put it on only for comfort if neck gets tired.
Still no heavy lifting over head stuff.
I am doing very slow side to side up down moving of neck.
No PT until at least 4 weeks. Will go back for X-rays at 4 weeks.
Very happy so far. My NS has been using the ROI C for my procedure for 3 years now.
Oh, I had herniated C 7 - T1 disk. He found a fairly big spur in area too.
Only pain at 2 weeks is just a bit of residual nerve pain and the radiculopothy it brings. It will take time.

More later as I get X-ray to check on Fusion.
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