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Welcome to the board! You have come to the right place for advice - I know the people here were a tremendous help to me.

Only you can decide if surgery is the right option for you. If you have any doubts, don't hesitate to get a second ns opinion.

I have had ACDF of C5-C6 with plating and overall have been pleased with my result. I thought I had a pretty high pain threshold before this all started but 32 hours of active labor without meds was nothing compared to this nerve pain. I questioned the decision to have surgery but in the end, decided that for the sake of my family I really needed to do it. While I could survive with the pain, I wasn't really functioning and the pain was making me really irritable and I was snapping at my kids. They really needed their mommy back. It has been a slow recovery, but the key is I am recovering. I am now 6 weeks post op and off all meds except for occasional Tylenol. I do have some pain (especially after PT) but nothing compared to the presurgical pain. I am pretty much back to a normal life and it's great to enjoy my family again.

The recovery and results from this surgery really seem to vary tremendously, which makes it difficult to make the decision to go ahead with it. It really is a quality of life issue. Keep learning as much as you can about it and if you have any other questions, this is the place to ask.

Best wishes.
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Welcome to the board! You have come to the right place for advice - I know the people here were a tremendous help to me.

Only you can decide if surgery is the right option for you. If you have any doubts, don't hesitate to get a second ns opinion.

I have had ACDF of C5-C6 with plating and overall have been pleased with my result. I thought I had a pretty high pain threshold before this all started but 32 hours of active labor without meds was nothing compared to this nerve pain. I questioned the decision to have surgery but in the end, decided that for the sake of my family I really needed to do it. While I could survive with the pain, I wasn't really functioning and the pain was making me really irritable and I was snapping at my kids. They really needed their mommy back. It has been a slow recovery, but the key is I am recovering. I am now 6 weeks post op and off all meds except for occasional Tylenol. I do have some pain (especially after PT) but nothing compared to the presurgical pain. I am pretty much back to a normal life and it's great to enjoy my family again.

The recovery and results from this surgery really seem to vary tremendously, which makes it difficult to make the decision to go ahead with it. It really is a quality of life issue. Keep learning as much as you can about it and if you have any other questions, this is the place to ask.

Best wishes.


CT MOM...THANKS FOR YOUR REPLY...
:D NervousMommy
Quote from CTmom:
Welcome to the board! You have come to the right place for advice - I know the people here were a tremendous help to me.

Only you can decide if surgery is the right option for you. If you have any doubts, don't hesitate to get a second ns opinion.

I have had ACDF of C5-C6 with plating and overall have been pleased with my result. I thought I had a pretty high pain threshold before this all started but 32 hours of active labor without meds was nothing compared to this nerve pain. I questioned the decision to have surgery but in the end, decided that for the sake of my family I really needed to do it. While I could survive with the pain, I wasn't really functioning and the pain was making me really irritable and I was snapping at my kids. They really needed their mommy back. It has been a slow recovery, but the key is I am recovering. I am now 6 weeks post op and off all meds except for occasional Tylenol. I do have some pain (especially after PT) but nothing compared to the presurgical pain. I am pretty much back to a normal life and it's great to enjoy my family again.

The recovery and results from this surgery really seem to vary tremendously, which makes it difficult to make the decision to go ahead with it. It really is a quality of life issue. Keep learning as much as you can about it and if you have any other questions, this is the place to ask.

Best wishes.


CT MOM...THANKS FOR YOUR REPLY...

I see that we have a lot in common...prior to surgery...Your POST is a positive one for me...But I am still a bit frighten of the mere thought of surgery...The surgeon & his nurses all adviced me NOT to have surgery UNTIL I AM POSITIVEthat this is what I WANT...otherwise...without a positive MINDSET...recovery could/would be DIFFICULT...(I AGREE)

So I have to do my homework here...only problem is I can only handle so much ONLINE because of the pain...Pain to my neck/ankle/knee...ANYWAYS!

Thanks for your time in addressing my post...I do appreicate it...thank you!

Wishing you a speedy recovery!

Blessings...
Nervous Mommy