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Surgery 16 July....does this sound right?

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:19 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I'm having ACDF C5,C6 on 16 July...my NS said oernight stay, soft collar for 2 weeks and may return to work when collar is off. I wanted to go back to work sooner but he said no. I am avid tennis and golfer and NS said could return to those activities in 6 weeks. I am praying that he is right. Can anyone respond and let me know what their experience was?


  • I'm not a cervical patient, lumbar here. I've had a pretty phenomenal and fast recovery compared to others on this site. I'm sure we could all reduce are pain tremendously if we could get a hold of whatever your surgeon is smoking.

  • I'm afraid my experience with fusion is much longer as well. With my recent foraminotomy, I'll be back on the course in a few weeks, but with fusion, I was restricted for many months. Less with cervical fusion as far as golf goes, but tennis? I'm with the others here, what is your doc smoking? Best of luck, anyway.

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  • I had a cervical fusion last september and I'm telling you that my neck still gets sore and tired when I do certain activities that dont even involve much neck movement such as swimming. Your doctor is wrong!
  • Not a cervical here but that just seems so early!
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