... I seem to be on a solid track of recovery at this time. I met with my Neurologist on Monday the 17th to review my latest mri and things look really good. ... (25 replies)
... Hi, I had the same operation at the same level in July also. How is your recovery going? ... (1 replies)
... Here is my little story about my hospital adventure. After the operation I can remember lying down in the recovery room with a nurse washing my hair and could hear two nurses talking. ... (25 replies)
... iplash as there is nothing but skin covering the cord now. I also had a couple of the facets removed and the surgeon had to cut through the muscles as well so my recovery did take a long time. Perhaps you can tell me about your operation? ... (25 replies)
... the symptoms I had and I am still experiencing most of them. The dent at the back of the neck I do have as well. I have photos. Everybody is different with their recovery and I would expect your operation was different and probably for different reasons. ... (25 replies)
... I need more information about the surgery, and what to expect as far as recovery time, etc. Thank you for all your help. I appreciate it. ... (1 replies)
... S1 laminectomy this past July 2012. I had no numbness before surgery and now I have bad numbness in my foot and ankle, and some numbness on my calk and upper thigh. ... (2 replies)
... Hey rockenmama, thanks for your reply. Good luck with your 2 ACDF! You are right that you will know more in a year after surgery about what kind of recovery you will make. The same was said to me after I had my surgery. Unfortunately not all of my problems were resolved, but a lot did. ... (15 replies)
... I just joined today and have spent most of the day reviewing posts and responses. I feel like this Board is a lifesaver. My MRI results are not pretty. Key excerpts:
C2-C3: Disc space height is preserved. There a small central
posterior disc osteophyte complex without significant neural
foraminal narrowing or central stenosis.
C3-C4: There is... (4 replies)
... I had a laminectomy with fusion from c3to T1 December 1st. Before surgery I had few symptoms. Sporadic shoulder and arm pain and occasional tingling, but no myelopothy symptoms. ... (7 replies)
... year recovery time. ... (14 replies)
... op with a surgery who's recovery time is measured in years, not weeks. ... (14 replies)
... o 30 mm. As such, these holes were probed, tapped and probed again prior to placement of the right sized screw as determined by the Stealth. We now performed our laminectomy by drilling two vertical troughs at the laminar facette junction. ... (14 replies)
... You mentioned recovery of your hands. Did you get full recovery from all of your symptoms? ... (161 replies)
... I'm so glad my experience can help you a little.
Yes, I could eat normally when I came home, though I think I had little appetite. The pain killers had me sleeping a lot and, if I remember right, suppressed appetite.
If memory serves I didn't sleep on my side until after the three month mark. The muscles in my neck were traumatized by the surgery, during which they get... (161 replies)
... without difficulty. If your recovery is like mine, I'd prepare to take it VERY easy for the first three weeks. Then things get MUCH better. ... (161 replies)
... I was not too concerned until I started reading the posts. My neurosurgeon has said 4 days hospitalization, 3 month recovery with a Philly brace, no driving. He just said it was "painful. ... (161 replies)
... Hi Dave,
I never had a swallowing problem but then they only fused C3-C4 anterior.
All the other was done posterior. I noticed on another board you are talking about bad pain in your shoulders, are you still having this? I do 6 months later. I hate to run back to doctor for every ache and pain but going to if this doesnt stop.
I wish you luck in your recovery.
Saucer. (161 replies)
Wishing you continued success in your road to recovery! Have a fantastic day and keep smiling :-)
Dave (161 replies)
... My husband is going to have it in 2 weeks. We realize everyone is different but about how long was the recovery and what might he expect. ... (161 replies)