Hi all.this is my first time here. I'm a 65-year-old woman who has had ACDF in her future for a while. However, I think things are going to speed up now, as I have fallen three times in the last seven weeks, this last time two days ago -I broke my wrist.
I am Seeing my neurosurgeon this Monday -I expect I have drop foot? At least that's what I think. It's always my right foot that I trip over. And this falling is getting pretty old.
I've been working hard on getting healthy prior to surgery, and have dropped 45 pounds. Also been building my bones with calcitonin and calcium etc.
Just looking for some advice and comraderie. I haven't seen a whole lot of YouTube videos post op with people my age, however that could just be a generational thing – I'm not inclined to do a video so maybe most people my age aren't.
I'm hoping my surgery will be in October, so if there is an October buddies forum at any point I would love to be in it. Looking forward to any kind of reply,
yours truly, Barbara