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  • My hubby worked from home the first couple of weeks so that he could care for me while still being able to work. He's a computer programmer, so he was able to do that. Meetings were phone or teleconference.

    A couple of things that I found invaluable for recovery are my adjustable bed (we have 2 twin XL beds pushed together), and my power lift recliner. Both were found on Amazon. I'm not sure of the brands, but both were very reasonable. 

    Thanks for posting this list. I found it after surgery, but I'm planning a lumbar surgery in December, so I'll check back.

  • I would add dried fruit and an over-the-counter stool softener. 3-5 days before surgery to avoid constipation from anesthesia and/or narcotics!

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  • great list , my question is for ACDF . is it necessary to have someone to help . 

  • 'So many spiny members'!!  Great list. I see comments going back to 2008!

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