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    Old 05-08-2007, 11:06 AM   #1
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    90 Days Post ACDF -- Released From Care!!!

    Well, had my second followup from my 2 level ACDF with donor bone and plate on 2/7. I am fusing fine, and was released from care. I am clear for all activity, except no lifting over 40 pounds. Woo Hoo!!!

    The muscles at the base of my neck/tops of shoulders are stiff, but that is due to the prolonged inactivity. Complicating matters was the fact that I was diagnosed with a malignant tumor at the base of my tongue in March, which required a bilateral neck dissection of lymph nodes on April 12. (You think an ACDF incision is bad? This one goes from ear to ear in the same crease that the ACDF incision was!) Fortunately, they caught it reasonably early, and after 8 weeks of radiation and chemo, starting Monday, I should be good to go. I will say that I am getting really tired of having people slit my throat.

    So off to face another battle. I'll be checking in to provide input and news where I can.

    Jeff

     
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    Old 05-08-2007, 06:29 PM   #2
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    Re: 90 Days Post ACDF -- Released From Care!!!

    So glad to hear your are healing well from the ACDF. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you face your next battle. That has to be so tough - you seem to have a great attitude about it though and I firmly believe that is half the battle!

     
    Old 05-08-2007, 07:57 PM   #3
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    Re: 90 Days Post ACDF -- Released From Care!!!

    So sorry you are having a difficult time.

    I work with a person who also has had malignant tumors recently removed from tongue and neck and has completed radiation and chemo.

    She is doing incredibly well. She had some treatment issues with local Dr. and went directly to Sloan Kettering N.Y. for additional surgery. Her follow up scans are great!

    She lives life in a realistic but positive way. Your posts read that you do as well.

    I am confident that you will remain strong and do very well.

    July

     
    Old 05-09-2007, 08:26 AM   #4
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    Re: 90 Days Post ACDF -- Released From Care!!!

    Jeff,
    So glad to hear from you again! I will send postive energy in your direction!
    Sue

     
    Old 05-09-2007, 11:03 AM   #5
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    Re: 90 Days Post ACDF -- Released From Care!!!

    I can't believe they discharged you - I saw my NS every two-three months for about 18months post-op.

    Our prayers are with you with the tumor.

     
    Old 08-23-2007, 05:58 PM   #6
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    Re: 90 Days Post ACDF -- Released From Care!!!

    HeyJeff

    If you can let us know how you are doing? Have not seen you post for a while.

    July

     
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