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Hi Everyone, I haven't posted in a while. I was on here back in 2014 when I went through my back surgery. Wow, what an ordeal that was. <span>" alt="" height="20" /></span> Since then I've had a hip surgery, and ankle fusion. Now, I'm having an issue with Severe carpel tunnel in both wrists and cervical issues I think below C2. This is what the doctor described for my insurance: Neck Spine Fuse & Remove; Description: Arthrodesis, anterior interbody, including disc space Preparation, discectomy, osteophytectomy and decompression of spinal cord and/or nerve roots; cervical below c2. I'm not sure how many levels it will be, so I'm not sure how long I'll be in the hospital. Reading some of the posts here is really scaring the crap out of me. I've asked my doc what he thinks "Best case /worst case" would be and he said Best - 2-3 days in the hospital - 2-4 weeks at home. Worst- In rehab learning how to walk again. (OMG).
I guess what I'm looking for is some support, good news, good outcomes, how to prepare (i knew how to prepare for my back, but with my neck, I feel lost because I'm not sure what I will and won't be able to do). I figured I would need soft/liquid food for a while.
I just feel lost. I'm a big preparer, but this time, I just don't know.
Thanks for all your help!