I have had 3 ACDF surgeries on C3/4, C4/5, C5/6, and C6/7, and now have 4 donor bones, double titanium and a single titanium plate with screws and cages. Everything is fused, and I'm trying my hardest to live a normal life (which is pretty hard).
I would like to get in shape again and have slowly been running a few more miles each time I work out (which is approx. 2 to 3 days a week), but my hubby is worried that I am doing something stupid, and should not be running so now I'm kind of worried too.
I still fight to control pain every single day, and I probably always will. I have to be aware of my posture all day long in order to avoid an inflammation. I do yoga breathing, and roll my shoulders several times per day, which seems to help a great deal.
I have also noticed that if I do not work out my muscles get really stiff which causes me much more pain. So back to running... it's something that makes me feel good, and that i really enjoy, but then again I don't want to make things worse so really not sure what to do at this point?