Don't shoot the messenger here..... This is a true story/question.
I know you are not supposed to smoke after a fusion - but what happens if you do?
What about alcohol consumption?
Now that I have had back surgery, people come out of the woodwork asking me questions - this one came up from one of my husband's friends. Regarding a neck fusion.
He works with a guy that is a true alcoholic - drinks EVERYDAY. He says he told the surgeon and they did the surgery anyway. One of his "friends" even brought beer to the hospital.
Anyway - the guy is still a mess - been off work for three months. I told XXXX that "DUH! What the is wrong with you!? He is NOT supposed to be smoking or drinking! (He now uses a STRAW to drink because it hurts his neck to lean his head back so often)