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I am an industrial maintenance technician,who has had posterior fusion from C2-T2

johnny75jjohnny75 Posts: 1
edited 03/22/2018 - 7:13 AM in Recovering from Surgery

Hi my name is Johnny I am 3 weeks post operation dis a posterior laminectomy of C3-T2 and a fusion from C2-T2. How long is the standard recovery time and will I ever truly be able to do my job again? I lift heavy tools and work on heavy equipment where some parts weigh as much as 100 pounds?



  • hi johnny75

    welcome to spine-health

    it is understandable that you are looking ahead at what the future holds.  however, it may be best to talk to your surgeon on your next check up about the nature of your work, as only he can answer that.

    i hope we can give you some support through your recovery and it would be good to see you joining in the march surgery buddies groups.  we have members in that groups that have had surgery or waiting for surgery in the next week or so.  just go to the group and add a post about your surgery to join in.

    i have added two links below to help new members with information and these also contain the forum rules.  there is lots of material to research that will give you the power of knowledge.

    welcome to spine health




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