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any tips for recovery c6/7 ADR

necklynneckly Posts: 1
edited 11/02/2015 - 8:21 PM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Having artificial disk replacement C6/7 in November. Surgeon made recovery sound easy. "Back to work in a week or two". I'm a dental hygienist and have to be in very good physical condition in order to do my job. I'm highly skeptical of being able to return to work that quickly, especially after reading many of the posts on this forum. I know that surgeons tend to minimize the difficulties related to surgery but there seems to be a vast difference in what I'm reading here and what the surgeon says. He is a very well known and respected doctor so I want to believe him but I'd rather be prepared cow the reality of recovery. I have read the posts about building your post arsenal of everything from bells to stool softener. Will I need all of theses things really?

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