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AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:25 AM in New Member Introductions
Hi everyone,
I am very nervous about my upcoming surgery. I have a neurosurgeon performing a triple fusion at c3c4c5c6. By looking at the MRI my spinal cord is flattened all the way through that area and the nerve endings exiting the column are pinched as well. I have my pre op appt at the hosp on Monday and then the pre op appt with surgeon on Thursday and the surgery the following Tuesday 11/18. I am a self employed tax pro and Financial planner. From the experience of the board here, how long before I could work from my house. I have the capability to connect to my office and do anything except meet with clients face to face. Although I could do Video calls I suppose. As you can probably tell from my rambling, I am quite nervous. Anything you can tell me will be appreciated.



  • Welcome to Spine Health. I wish you the best with your upcoming surgery. It's difficult to estimate how long it will be before you can work from your house after surgery. Every surgery is different, every person is different. Some folks can go back to extended periods of time on the computer within a few days and others it takes several weeks.

    Don't worry about rambling, it's quite alright and very understandable to be nervous.

  • I am a Network Administrator for my company. So I was actually able to setup our network a the office and my laptop to be able to work from home. I actually started working from home about a week after surgery. But like C said everyone is different. With a triple fusion I think everyone here will tell you it's much different than the single level that I had done. You will know when you're ready because your body will tell you so. So just listen to it and the doctors.
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  • You might want to check out the surgery section of this forum for a list of things that you may need post op and others that have gone through the same surgery that you are preparing for. Like the others have said just remember that everyone is different in their recovery so you may not have the same experience as the others. Good luck and please keep us posted.
    BTW- We have quite a few members that are scheduled for surgery on the 18th.
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