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ACDF with ROI C cage My Story

smallgamehunterssmallgamehunter Posts: 10
edited 06/28/2014 - 3:17 PM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hi all. Well I had the surgery June 11.
Spent the night in hospital. Woke up wearing just a soft collar.
Oxycodone for about 4 days then Tylenol. Showered on day 4 post surgery. Hardest part was just sleeping in an upright position. After 4 days allowed to sleep as I wanted but it was still a bit easier reclining .
2 week post surgery doc took off the steri strips, they were still on, never came off. Trimmed a couple stitches, I have resolving ones.
Now it's ok to have brace off when not in a car. Can put it on only for comfort if neck gets tired.
Still no heavy lifting over head stuff.
I am doing very slow side to side up down moving of neck.
No PT until at least 4 weeks. Will go back for X-rays at 4 weeks.
Very happy so far. My NS has been using the ROI C for my procedure for 3 years now.
Oh, I had herniated C 7 - T1 disk. He found a fairly big spur in area too.
Only pain at 2 weeks is just a bit of residual nerve pain and the radiculopothy it brings. It will take time.

More later as I get X-ray to check on Fusion.
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Comments

  • It sounds like your recovery is going along very smoothly...........continue doing what you are doing and you will be back resuming normal life sooner, rather than later.
    The nerve pain should resolve over time.
    I"m glad to read your update.
  • I'm scheduled to have this surgery. Any recipients out there to give me some feedback on the procedure?
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