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Two weeks ago I injured myself diving to catch my son from falling off the couch and hit my head on a beam.
My head hit the beam at just the right angle to cause all sorts of issues in my neck - a flexion teardrop fracture on my C3 vertebrae, torn ligaments and various damage from C2-C5.
I ended up in the hospital a few hours after the injury, stabilized with a collar then C2-C5 fusion surgery the next day. I was very lucky to not have any neuro issues. The surgery went well and I was released from hospital after a couple of days.
I'm following all of the instructions from my surgeon and his team and landed here as I was looking for others online that have been through similar experiences.
Here's a bit on where I'm at with recovery:
Staples are out. Next appt in 4 more weeks for xray and meeting with surgeon.
Walking around 2 miles a day. (official physical therapy will start 2 weeks from now)
I'm working 2-4 hours a day when I can - some from bed, couch, maybe 1 hour at the desk.
I'm currently researching ideas for better ergonomics with sleeping, sitting, working, etc. adjustable beds, recliners, office chairs, etc.
As I've been reading through the site I've found some really interesting threads on all of this and just wanted to say thanks for sharing. If anyone has any specific threads I should not miss, please share links.