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Hi From MN

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edited 06/11/2012 - 7:22 AM in New Member Introductions
ON 8/19 I am going to have acdf on c5 and c6. I am afraid, but I will be happy not to have pain in my left arm. I have had all the injections that I can have, so that is why I am having the surgery. So my question is how do you take a shower? Do you have to wear the neck brace all the time. I was told I have to stay in the hospital anywhere from 24 to 48 hours. I was thinking if it is hard to swallow maybe I will lose some of the weight I have gained from laying around and the meds I have been on. One more Question has anyone else had surgery in MN


  • Hello and welcome to Spine Health...Sorry I'm a lumbar spiney so I can't help you with your questions but I'm sure someone else will come along and give you an answer..

    Best of luck on your surgery on the 19th. Make sure to come back and let's know how you're doing after surgery when you're able to post..
  • :) hi and welcome to the forum! we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. you are wise to be doing your homework on your surgery. i am a back spiney but we all have pain in common. i hope someone will pop by and help answer some of your questions. you will need assistance when you get home. you will need a raised toilet seat. a grabber, a stocked kitchen with easy to prepare healthy meals. you are healing and need the best foods you can eat. i imagine once you start the physical part of your recovery you can start walking off the pounds. good luck and keep us informed as you progress and feel better after your surgery. we want to hear from you! Jenny :)
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