Got my surgery date today -- February 7th @ 7:45 AM. I am in the study for the Medtronics 2 level artificial cervical disk, but was randomized to the control group -- so I will have the same C 4/5 and C 5/6 discectomy and fusion with plate that I would have had without the study. Somewhat disappointed, but at least ACDF is a tried and true operation, which my NS has performed thousands of times.
I have to admit to a mixture of anticipation (hopefully fix the pain and numbness) and trepidation (not looking forward to the surgery and recovery process)
Any tips out there for getting through this, both pre and post surgery?