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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?
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Comments

  • 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.

    Dave
  • 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.

    Missy
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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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