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Surgery Scheduled

Hi All:

I am having my C1&C2 fused next week on 2/20. I have a Great surgeon, the Director of Neurosurgery at the University of Arizona Hospital here in Tucson...it is ranked among the top 10 in the USA. I am 61, a female pro-cyclist and rode 60 miles a day and was getting ready to ride in the International ElTour De Tucson race on 11/10/13.. I was found in a ravine in the desert off a road at Saguaro National Park. I have no recall of what happened. I was taken by flight for life to U of A Level one trauma where they discovered I had fractured my C1; C2; C3; C4 and C7...plus my T1; T2: and T4;Fractured two ribs and fractured my collarbone and had a sever concussion. I spent three weeks in the Hospital. I am very lucky to be alive they tell me and to not have any neurological issues. Maybe I should not complain nor worry as I am at least, alive...but I know how serious the C1, C2 fusion is and I am told I will lose 50% of my neck movements... So, any comments would be appreciated on onsite on anyone that has had this surgery? Thanks and glad I found you!
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