Re: Post op neck issues after Cer. Neck Fusion? Plus fatigue!
I've only had lumbar fusions so can't comment on the continuing pain, but I can tell you that it can take a long while for normal levels of energy to return post fusion. It is a big surgery that takes a lot out of the body. Almost everyone I that has had a fusion complains about this aspect of the surgery. Growing new bone cells requires lots of energy. I know with my first fusion, it took about a year before I really felt like the surgery was no longer controlling all aspects of my life.
Be sure to eat well, drink lots of fluids, and rest whenever you can. Since you are back to work, try to limit other activities so you have sufficient time to rest. Many people discover they are very low in vitamin D post surgery. You might ask your PCP/family doctor about this.