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lilyrosellilyrose Posts: 1
edited 05/06/2015 - 3:10 AM in Surgery Buddies
Hi- I am new here- wonderful to see this forum. Am having ACDF surgery on 4 vertebrae on June 2nd. A bit nervous from reading he post-op comments! Any pre-surgery advice? Thanks
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  • LizLiz Posts: 8,218
    edited 05/06/2015 - 3:11 AM
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  • And welcome. My surgery is June 9. I will be having 3 levels plus a disc removed (corpectomy? I thinks that's the word). I'm pretty anxious as well but this is a great place to share and get strength and support. I'm happy to share with you. Healing g thoughts and prayers coming your way.

    Love,
    ivym
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  • ivymiivym Posts: 278
    edited 05/13/2015 - 8:43 AM
    My surgery is June 9. 3 level fusion and corpectomy (always the over achiever...wry smile.) Being afraid is normal and absolutely ok. You need time to adjust to the news you have gotten. Please keep in touch and we will support and encourage one another. Lots of great information here.

    Love,
    ivym
  • dalllasfan402ddalllasfan402 Posts: 16
    edited 05/14/2015 - 6:48 AM
    Hi my surgery is on June 2nd and I am having an ALIF on my L5/S1. I am also having to get two synovial cysts removed in my spinal cord.
  • Motor1MMotor1 Pittsburgh, PaPosts: 606
    I've had 2 cervical fusion surgeries. I kept telling my docs there was something wrong with my left shoulder. Neck & shoulder doc said the pain is coming from my neck. Well, 2 surgeries & 2 years later, I found a new shoulder doc & he ordered MRI/Arthrogram & my rotator cuff is torn. Said its pretty bad? Duh? I've been saying that for 2 years! No one would listen to me? Just kept throwing meds at me, injections, painful therapy?
    Anyway, glad I found a doc who would take me serious! My surgery is scheduled for June 5.
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  • Hi,
    I am having a Foraminotomy on June 9th.
    I also have diabetes, RA and other health issues. to say the least I am nervous. Especially about recovery time.
    I have bone spurs on C5 and C6 that will be removed.
  • I'm having a spinal fusion on June 25th :( Glad to see i'm not the only one though :)
  • My surgery is scheduled for June 1st. ADCF for 3 levels due to myelopathy. Although it's a scary thing I have been told that I could loose the use of my arms, hands, and legs unless this is done, so which is worse? :)
    Laura
  • I'm having an artificial disc replacement on June 15th. I'm in the same situation as alepatmat where I'm very close to losing function of my arm.
  • Hi there! I am also new to this site but excited to have found it!
    On June 3rd I am having a 3 level cervical spinal fusion of C4/5, C5/6 and C6/7 with a Corpectomy of C5. Sure does not sound like fun to me!

    I also had L5/S1 fused in 2001.
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