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Old 02-20-2007, 05:09 PM   #1
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First check up post ACDF C5-6

Hi all

Well I had my first check up since surgery on 1-23-07.. and good news I am 80% fused YIPPEE!!! I asked for the bone stimulator so I should be 100% by next month (hopefully).. I am allowed limited driving (local only) and soft collar to be completely weaned off during the next two weeks.. except in car. I finally saw the plate and screws in the xray and feel much less anxious.. those screws are huge!! and all four perfectly lined up and in place..he said that I was a text book case and I was doing great.. didn't think the occassional grinding noise I hear was any big deal probably the facets rubbing against each other. so overall very good news!!! I met two other women that had the surgery while I was sitting in the doctors office and one of them had it 36 years ago and was very happy with the results from her neck surgery! Everyone can tell by the scar and collar what surgery I had so I get a lot of questions. hope everyone is doing well !! Jean

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Old 02-20-2007, 06:18 PM   #2
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Re: First check up post ACDF C5-6

That's great news at only 4 weeks post surgery! Congratulations! My first MD appointment won't even occur until 5 weeks post surgery. Hope things continue to go well.


Old 02-21-2007, 02:11 AM   #3
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Wow! That's great news. I'm very happy for you.

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Old 02-21-2007, 05:45 AM   #4
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Re: First check up post ACDF C5-6

Woowho.......I am so happy for you that is AWESOME news......I see my surgeon for my first post op tomorrow, my only concern is these flippin' muscle relief.....I REALLY NEED A MASSAGE.......
I know my hip is doing well , no pain but just a little swelling I think using my own bone was the way to go for me.......I am walking really good now also.....back to normal....I hope the doc says I can go to the soft collar also.......I am a little nervous to go without a collar at all, will my head fall off? hehehe....I will post tomorrow .......Good blessings bdancer

Old 02-21-2007, 08:04 AM   #5
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Re: First check up post ACDF C5-6

Congrats on that great appt!!!!
I go tomorrow for my 2nd post op. (6 weeks).

Old 02-21-2007, 12:16 PM   #6
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Re: First check up post ACDF C5-6

funny thing about what you said about your head dropping off... yesterday when the doctor was removing this stubborn last stitch my husband asked if he pulled too hard would my whole head come off...LOL He was just kidding... but I told the doc there was on old vincent price movie from the 60s about this girl who always wore this choker then one day a man ripped it off her neck and her head fell off...I know the feeling but little by little I am trying to get used to at least a few times a day to go briefly without the collar.. I walked outside today to enjoy the beautiful 45 degree weather... it was so beautiful, walked about a mile.. hope everyone is doing good..jean

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