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Hi almost newbie here with 1 year post surgery
I am a newbie except for a few post a couple months ago. My old name was "KC c3-c7 fusion". My last Neurosurgeon appointment was in May 07. X-Rays identified movement at C6-C7 fusion (1mm). This has me worried somewhat, I pray that I will not have to have another surgery. Now at 1 year post surgery, my neck still has very little ROM and I still have troubles swallowing.
I am using childrens chewable vitamins. My throat still feels numb to the touch and I have chronic pain at the back of my neck that runs down between my shoulder blades. I use Loratabs and muscle relaxers for my pain (usually 2 each per day). I have a TENS UNIT, but very seldom use it. I have pain within a few hours in the morning, but try to use Ibuprofen until late afternoon.
I use a soft neck collar sometimes when traveling (like on bumpy dirt roads)and when I try to do some very like honey due projects at home. I also have some sad days sometime, but try to turn it into a good day by praying and "feeling lucky to be alive and walking around".
I also know alot of you have many more problems then I have and I also pray for all the Spine Members. I have not returned to work since my Cervial Myelopathy surgery. I will try to stay in touch now that we have completed our move from Utah to Montana.
God Bless All, KC