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Fixin to have Surgrey

mesajean123mmesajean123 Posts: 1
edited 10/18/2014 - 3:10 PM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I am fixin to have surgery I believe it is the ACDF on 3 vertebrates on the neck I am just wondering about the recovery I know it is different for different people but I have 2 full time jobs and they are just mainly sitting mostly. How long did it take you all to get back to work. If I have surgery Thurs is it feasible to be back maybe a half a day Sunday. Like I said I would just be sitting and maybe computer work. Thank you for your time.


  • rtconant1rrtconant1 Posts: 348
    edited 10/18/2014 - 3:26 PM
    I was told that it would be 6 weeks off for an office job setting and up to 12 weeks for other jobs depending on how physical. It also depends on the procedure and the doctor's preferences. It also depends on the policies of your employer. Some employers require that you do not return until you have no restrictions. You should touch base with HR and your doctor so that you know what is expected of you from both
    Tracie C
  • You need to discuss the post op restrictions and limitations with your surgeon. It is VERY unlikely that you will be returning to work a day and a half later for any amount of time......
    Fusion surgery is a big surgery and the recovery restrictions and limitations are there to ensure that you recover the best that your body is able.
    If I were you, I would make an appointment to sit down and talk with your surgeon, to ask him any questions or concerns you have about the surgery, the restrictions, the length of time before you might be able to return to work so that you know what you are getting into before your surgery.
  • You'll be lucky to be out of bed (or the recliner) for several weeks. Fusion is a huge surgery and you put your recovery and a solid fusion at risk by going back to work too early. Take Sandi's advice and have a long talk with your doctor.
    Artificial disc at L5S1 for 10 years. Had 3 Level lumbar fusion and Laminectomy on Sept 27, 2013. It was an OLIF (Oblique Lumbar Interbody Fusion) with cages, BMP, rods & screws. Norco, Plaquenil
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