Says I need Anterior Cervical Fusion with Corpectomy (cage & plate)
MY pm sent me to orth to see about getting surgery on my elbows for some ulna damage but instead he xrayed my neck and said that I needed this surgery real soon, wanted me to sign for it then and there. Have posted here over a year back with my problem of CTS, lumbar herniation, then contracted bacterial menigitis after receiving an epidural for my lumbar region, was in coma for four days and drs saying I would not probably make it, now this. I have known about the buldges and herniations in my neck since 2003, but was never told it was severe. Now all of a sudden I need this. Was told I would wear a hard collar for 4 wks and a soft one for 2 more. Basically, was also told I could do about everything as before after a week except to lift or raise my arms. After reading about this, it seems a little more detailed than that. Has anyone had this done and would you please give me some insight on this procedure and the healing time, also dangers. Thanks, I am waiting for a second opion from a neurosurgeon this week before I have this secheduled.