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Recovery & Depression



  • MetalneckMetalneck The Island of Misfit toysPosts: 1,778
    Welcome to SH.

    I started having panic attacks prior to my 3 level ACDF 3.5 years ago. That surgery failed - It was a painful and depressing year between the revision to my current status of 4 level Anterior - posterior - cage- rods - plate - hip bone donation. I now suffer from depression and panic attacks related to chronic pain - medication and concurrent other medical conditions.

    Your body has undergone a surgical assault, your life has been (hopefully temporarily) changed as to what your daily routine consists of.

    I believe that some degree of post surgical depression should be expected and would be considered absolutely "normal".

    A "normal" abnormality that should definately be discussed with your treating physicians at your earliest opportunity.

    I am not a physician (nor have I ever even played one on T.V.) therefore PLEASE accept any of my comments or advice as about as valid and significant as a meow from the neighborhood cat. - Except for the part about talking to your doctors about what your feeling - be-it physical or emotional.

    The sun will rise tomorrow - I am certain!!

    Best Wishes,

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