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C6-C7 ACDF surgery - agonizing over decision



  • HualaniHualani Big Ilsland HawaiiPosts: 57
    Wow, can many of us relate to this difficult decision. And clarification- you know we cant offer medical advice.
    I dont think any normal human being wants to go in for surgery- if that is any small consolation. technique is so advanced today, many are outpatient, home same day, not even a colllar. its less risky than 10 years ago, but certainly everyone I've spoken to has advised that sooner rather than later is smarter. every individual has a different situation, albeit it makes sense to me if something can heal on its own, after 6 months, if not better, probably wont get better. 
    that being said- Igo in 5 days. from today,and the same surgeon who operated on my lower back 10 years ago.
    Im trying to be in the best possible shape before surgery to foster fusion and healing.  I will be glad when this is behind me,   that said, I know i personally will be better after than I am now. I hope the same goes for you.
    Cheers, keep us in the conversation please.
    Life is too short to be serious all the time.
    so if you cant laugh at yourself, contact me
    I'll laugh at you. B)
  • ATXPAATXP TexasPosts: 2
    I had C 5,6,7 performed 3 1/2 years ago.  Had been in constant pain for years.  Best thing that I ever did.  woke up in recovery, pain free, ate dinner and discharged the next morning!  No regrets!!!

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