Hi everyone. I had an accident in the sea in July where I got flipped by a large wave and landed on my neck which resulted in a significant disc protrusion at C5/C6. MRI and xrays showed degenerative disc disease at that level which probably meant the disc shot out easier than it should normally have done. Some disease at C6/7 as well.
Im due for a double disc excision and fusion next Tuesday (C5/6 and C6/7) and well, to put it bluntly im crapping myself. Ive had major spine surgery when I was 20 with a laminectomy L5/S1 (im now 45) and that has been reasonably successful. I guess its the fact that its my throat being cut which is causing the anxiety and it if was a knee or something i would be more relaxed about it.
Would appreciate any info from someone who has had the same...how did you feel in first days afterwards and how long did it take to get back on your feet and back to work.
Thanks in advance