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3 Level ACDF with Head Cold

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,082
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:20 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hi All,

I've not posted in a while just been in wait mode. Anyway the day of my surgery is finally almost here 7/30 - scheduled for a 3 level acdf c4-c7. Here's my problem i woke up with a head cold last monday and i just can't seem to shake it. Will they still do the surgery even though i have a cold or do you think i will need to reschedule. It took me close to 3 months to get this date. I sure hope not. Has anyone else had the same problem?

I figure I'll have to call the surgeon on Monday anyway but was curious if any one else has had a similar problem.



  • I would call the Dr's office . ASAP, as you may be able to receive something that could help or at least they could advise you whether it is safe to go to surgery with it. This is a situation where you don't want to take any risks. But on a positive note, I read someplace that a slight cold may not necessitate postponement. To be on the safe side, check with your surgeon.

    Good luck,

  • It must be something about having surgery - I got a sore throat and headache and fever the 2 days before my surgery. I just ate a garlic clove, took vit. C and Airborne and got lots of sleep. It knocked the cold and by Monday I had no fever.

    Isn't there a shot you can get asap to knock a cold and/or fever - call the doc. and see
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  • Well it looks like i just got my medical clearance. According to DR no need to postpone for a head cold w/o fever. Thank goodness as i was not really relishing the idea of a postponement.
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