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September 2014

I now have a complete 4 level ACDF fusion, yippee! Has anyone had their instrumentation removed yet? My surgeon suggested it may help swallowing difficulties to remove at the 1 year mark after consult with ENT. I am assuming this will be nothing compared to the original surgery; am I being naive?
Thank you everyone for all the support these past months. I truly appreciate it.


  • Pamela9PPamela9 WashingtonPosts: 42
    The ENT referred me for botox injections at the University. If at the 12 month mark I am still not swallowing properly, this will be the next step, baring further complications. I am so relieved there is an alternative to surgery.
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