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January 2019 Surgery Buddies

bm1374bbm1374 Posts: 20
edited 12/10/2018 - 8:32 AM in Surgery Buddies

I could use a buddy. My surgery is scheduled for january 8

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  • ArizonaAArizona ArizonaPosts: 202

    I think I'll be on here too, but i don't have a date yet. I absconded from the December group!

  • memerainboltmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 6,372

    LOL!! Thanks for coming over. I have to round members up to keep you company!

    Sandra
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  • ArizonaAArizona ArizonaPosts: 202

    :)

  • I am scheduled for L2S1 decompression and fusion on Jan. 4, 2019. I am looking for a surgery too.  

  • I am waiting for an exact day, but sounds like my second fusion will be in mid-january. First was december 2016, L5-S1. Now L4-L5 (maybe L3-L4 too), and revision to existing hardware. I have such mixed feelings. Hopeful, with a new surgeon, but so scared. 

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  • memerainboltmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 6,372

    l2s1go
    welcome to surgery buddies!! arizona is a great buddy and now we also have momdown. below is a link to a list everyone uses post-op, it will give you some ideas. also one on recovery, 

    post op must haves 
     recovery, the most important phase - patience required

    momdown
    i am so sorry you are having to go through this again. having a positive attitude will go a long way before and after surgery. also having faith in your surgeon. use the links above to help you out. this is a great support group so take advantage of it!!

    Sandra
    Veritas-Health Forum Moderator
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    Please read my  Medical History
  • I'm scheduled for an ACDF on Jan. 30. It is he'll having to wait (my date was booked about a week and a half ago) while it feels like a new symptom pops us every few days. 

  • memerainboltmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 6,372

    MessedUpNeck
    Welcome to Jan. Surgery Buddies!
    If you don't mind, tell us a little more about yourself and what happened to cause surgery. This will help in other members responding.

    How is everyone else doing?

    Sandra
    Veritas-Health Forum Moderator
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    Please read my  Medical History
  • I've had neck issues since getting a whiplash injury 20 years ago (struck from the rear by multiple cars). My neck has never been the same since, and I have gotten by through the years with reduced range of motion, going to PT, acupuncture, yoga, massage and prescriptions. In the past year alone, I've been to PT and have been prescribed Meloxicam, Prednisone, Cyclobenzaprine, Tramadol, Fioricet and Gabapentin. Nothing helped (except cyclobenzaprine, which I take only so I can get some rest). I've spent every day of the past two years in pain -- just six months ago, my former primary care doctor said, "You don't need to see a neurosurgeon. Neurosurgeons perform surgery. You don't need surgery."

    Six months after that, my symptoms continued to worsen, extending into my arms and beyond. I finally saw a neurosurgeon, who ordered an updated MRI. It showed a herniation at C4-C5 that is contacting and slightly indenting my spinal cord, along with stenosis. He deemed surgery necessary. I am beyond ready to get it over with, stet!

  • memerainboltmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 6,372

    messedupneck
    that is a long time to put with a messed up neck, i'm sure you are ready. but i'm sorry you are having to go through this, keeping a positive attitude before and after surgery helps. below are some links for you to read, they may be helpful.
    all you need to know about cervical surgeries 
    post op must haves 
    acdf surgery 
    3 things to know about neck range of motion after acdf surgery
    take care.

    Sandra
    Veritas-Health Forum Moderator
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    Please read my  Medical History
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