... Ok in the last 24 hours I've taken a turn that has me concerned if anyone has had anything similar please let me know... I'm 2 weeks post op I had C3-C5 ACDF they also removed my hardware from C5-C7 and a lot of bone spurs and arthritis. I've had a terrible time since discharge with my neck/shoulder pain on my right mainly and swallowing has been tough but over the past 24... (2 replies)
... Ladynazh....Hi just read your post...did you go to the doctor the next day...I am feeling awful for you...just wanted to see what the doctor said and how you are feeling. I did have Fusion surgery Nov. 29, 2003 and don't want to scare you with my story, but just want to see how you are doing right now. I care, please answer. Thanks...I am thinking about you. Lyn in Michigan (2 replies)
... Hang in there, and hopefully someone will post soon who knows more than me. ... (2 replies)
... I was diagnosed with cervical myelopathy in Sept. of last year. Ten days later, had a 2 level ACDF C3-5. Symptoms prior to surgery were difficulty walking, balance issues, numbness in hands and feet and bladder retention. Bladder retention was resolved immediately post-op but the rest of my symptoms are still with me. I do walk a little faster and do not have to hold onto... (9 replies)
... I am 2 weeks post op acdf level3-4 and I still feel all the same pains and have had one migraine and other headaches running up the back of my head just like before surgery. I have white spot on my MRI pre surgery and there was a question of MS that the radiologist wrote and the neurosurgeon said it wasn't anything. I hope that I am not stuck with these headaches also. Let me... (6 replies)
... done. I am now 3 months post op and doing fine. I have lost some motion in my neck due to the fusion, but you learn to adapt. ... (1 replies)
... I am recovering from a five level ACDF (C2,3,4,5,6). I did minimal research to determine whether there were any 'red flags' pertaining to my surgeon. Only good news.
John Eteshami, Glendale , Az did my operation. The man's a genius. I am 3 weeks post surgery and I'm feeling 100% better than I did before the operation. I chose an Ortho instead of a Neuro. I'm glad... (5 replies)
... Hi, I had a ACDF in Dec 2011, just over 3 years ago. ... (6 replies)
... Hello everyone.
First, I'd like to thank all the people who have posted their experiences on these boards. I gathered more information here on how to prepare for my surgery than from anywhere or anyone else.
I am looking for some of you good people to share their experience and opinions so I can get an idea of whether or not my pain is normal.
Had my ACDF on C5-C6... (3 replies)
... I'm right now at 17 days post op my soft collar is the bane of my existence at this point in time and my wife is the jailer. ... (5 replies)
... I just had my 4 week post op and now that I am out of the soft collar the throat is getting better. I still get the feeling that something is caught in my throat but it is getting better. ... (5 replies)
... sammyo1.......Let me know what your surgeon says and I am also going to ask mine. I have my 4 week post op visit next Wed. ... (5 replies)
... Yes, I am over 2mths post op & at times I get the same. It really does feel like something is stuck there. It does not interfer with swallowing but it has gotten painful a couple times. Sometimes it does not matter whether I have the collar on of off it will just occur. I am asking my surgeon about it wed. so we will see what he has to say. Good luck, Sam (5 replies)
... els like I am under water. This happens after I have the collar off for about 30 minutes. These symptoms go away when I put the collar back on. I am 3.5 weeks post op............. I so much want to get back to normal!! Also seems like the rest of my back crunches and cracks when I wiggle around. ... (5 replies)
... I am due for x rays and a post op visit early next week. I am crossing my fingers! ... (3 replies)
... Day 22 - 1st Post op with the NS - I'm off the Aspen collar and can move my head as much as I can easily do. I'm wearing a soft collar that I had lying around. I can also drive. I feel very, very good and stable. Only take tylenol as needed for pain meds. I forgot to ask if I can lift more stuff and do more work around the house. I left a message to have NS call me back about... (18 replies)
... Hi captnanny!,
Sorry I haven't been on the computer in awhile. I saw my dr. yesterday for my 4 week post-op appt. I asked him about PT -- he said if I felt I needed it they would of course schedule it for me - but for someone my age (he called me young! I am 42) they don't automatically send you to PT. It seems like every Dr. is so different in what they think is... (7 replies)
... I basically got the same instructions up here in Canada, post op app't in 6 weeks. Absolutely no driving with the collar on, can result in charges if in an accident. ... (7 replies)
... I was just wondering what you all were told by your NS as far as your limitations/directions post-op. I had an ACDF (C6-C7) two weeks ago (cadaver graft) and am in an Aspen collar for 4 to 6 weeks - fyi.
I was basically told no housework; no lifting more than 10 lbs (when at first he told me no more than a milk jug and then on my written post-op instructions it said no... (7 replies)
I am very sorry to hear about your pain. I am 12 days post-op on a two-level cervical fusion, and have not had any change yet in the amount of pain meds I require. I have, however (I think) identified the portions of my pain that have been relieved by surgery.
For me, I always had what I describe as a "base" level of pain in my left shoulder, which never responded... (9 replies)