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I would love to hear if there's any real success stories out there for people who have recovered well from ACDF surgery. Typically it seems people post a lot about problems and are looking for advice, but not many people post about their success.
I'm now 4 weeks post surgery C4-C6 fusion with cage after a compression fracture of C5 and all is going reasonably well, I'm back at work as a photographer, I'm not lifting anything heavy but still managing to do many things. I was given clearance to drive last week, which is a huge relief and I feel I have been given my independence back.
I'm interested to hear what sports people have been given clearance to do again after surgery, I've raced enduro (off road) motorcycles for the last 8 years but I guess I'm not holding out too much hope of carrying on with that, it's what I love to do on a Sunday, so saying goodbye to it is going to be very hard. I also cycle (road), snowboard, windsurf and train in the gym. I'm really not very good at sitting down for long, so I hope I'll be able to continue to do sports in the future. All I'm doing at the moment is half an hour of cycling on a static turbo trainer every other day.
Anyone still attacking life after ACDF??????