Having had ACDF how difficult is Lumbar fusion operation?
In 2003 I had acdf c5 6. Now that my l5 s1 microdiscectomy of 2004 success is coming to an end, I am living with much cramping and hip restricting disc pain. Tried to have a bowel movement tonight and almost passed out cold from the pain elicited after that. I am very sure this phase that has onset is serious and much more intense than prior to my 04 operation. I am scared but don't want to live like this so will attend surgeon hopefully soon. In the meantime can anyone tell me what the procedure and post op is like. I am trying to go back to school in September and wondering what the down time is like. I tolerate pain really well but I have been prudent in never jeopardizing my own recovery...like being sensible about it. Help...any inform would really rest my mind tonight. Thanks. NERO