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Old 10-03-2007, 07:35 PM   #1
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 4
Misty67 HB User
scared of cervical!

Hello all,
A brief history...had ACDF C4-C7 in April 06. Went thru 3 mos of physio, all went extremely well, returned to my job as a nurses aide in January 07. A lift went bad and I got hurt again. I'm now on the surgical waiting list for a ruptured disc at C3-C4 level, as well as 4 level laminectomy. I guess my questions are, how long does it take a fusion to heal? did I go back to work and the heavy lifting too fast? and now the next surgery ughhhh...I'm scared to death. Will I ever be able to return to my job as an aide? How bad is the surgery itself? What about the recovery time? I'm coming home to 3 kids, will I need help or can I handle it on my own? anyone that has been thru this pls leave feedback...good or bad I'd like to know what I'm in for. Thanks so much for your time.

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