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... Joann, Wow, you think your doc is conservative by having you in collar for three weeks? My NS has me in mine for 3 months! 2 level ACDF with metal 1/12/04. Bilbo (10 replies)
... well I was right and the Neuro agreed. It's cervogenic dizziness and not BPPV or any of the other options.... I got a 5 gallon bucket (kidding) of valium to help me past this. I am posting this info, for those in the future who may have the same problem and not be able to find answers, maybe by searching the archives, they will find this. I did a lot of research... and was... (1 replies)
... Hi John, You are doing absolutely fantastic,keep up the good work and progress reports. Likewise I am also doing great and am very optomistic for the future. to ALL Davy (8 replies)

... Apparently the catheter goes in the urethra up to the bladder, where it inflates into a balloon, and drains urine to a bag under the bed. It hurts MUCH worse going in than coming out. For the other question about ACDF, yes, the scar shows, but fades over time...there is a 1" horizontal scar on the front, to your right of the trachea, and a 3" vertical one on the back, from... (10 replies)
... Whew! Guess I'm not as resilient as I used to be... Went in Wednesday morning for an ACDF (Anterior Cervical Diskectomy with Fusion) at C5/6 and C6/7. Preop was fine, went to sleep just fine. Recovery room was fine, but once I got settled in my room I had the pleasure of reliving a previous bad reaction to anesthesia. That was rough, but probably not as bad as having... (10 replies)
... Sorry I didn't reply earlier I just haven't been on the computer much. The no smoking is going well. I think it has been like 4 weeks and all is well. So yeah for that part. I sometimes think I should have lived with my pain. No one has every described me as patient or willing to follow the rules. Even though I have with wearing the collar and the no smoking. I think... (21 replies)
... C6 and felt relief from surgery as soon as Iwoke. The pains creep back from time to time but, for short periods and never to the pain level they were at prior to surgery! Scary yes but permanent No way! I just started volunteering at an animal shelter about 4 hrs a day. ... (21 replies)
... I only had a one level ACDF and any pain I have had since the surgery has all been in my 'good' side. ... (18 replies)
... The guy I saw was wonderful. He even recommended some books for learning to cope with pain and things that might help. He also told me to expect to have some level of depression and it was completely normal. While part of me hoped surgery would be a "cure all", I knew it wasn't. ... (6 replies)
... I can't imagine that your husband had that level of spinal cord and nerve involvement without experiencing a lot of pain. I sure hope that he makes a full recovery. ... (6 replies)
... I can't imagine having 2 thru 7 done. ... (16 replies)
... I had a 2 level ACDF C 4-5 & 5-6 with Titanium Cages and Bone Matrix on 4/5/04. I had to wear a soft collar for 6 weeks. I only wore it for 5 and the NS didnt say anything. It was ok with him. It's been almost 10 months and i am still on a 25 pound weight restriction and suffer everyday with horrible pain. I recently went back and had a CT done, the NS said my neck is fused... (8 replies)
... Kathy, the tinkertoys think you mentioned sounds like the cage they used in my fusions. I have a cage at each level and did not have any plates at all. The cage is threaded and screws into the space where the disk was. It goes in flush and is stable enough by itself. ... (7 replies)
... Thanks for the advice!! Good luck with the rest of your recovery! (16 replies)
... Good luck to those having surgery. I'm 8wks past my 3 level ACDF, I'm having a few complications, but would do it again in a heart beat. Please like said before don't over do it. ... (16 replies)
... I had a 3 level acdf done four years ago. It's going to be okay. ... (16 replies)
... Good luck to you too! (9 replies)
... We have the same surgery date, except mine is only one level. Good luck! Michelle (9 replies)
... though, about where in Wisconsin you are seeking treatment. I live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and I was referred to a neurosurgeon in Green Bay for my 2 level ACDF last January. ... (6 replies)
... HI Paradiddle: I only had a 2 level, C5-6-7, last Jan. but since no one else answered I thought I would. For me, I have noticed my worst ROM is lookin upwards. As a matter of fact, about 10 days ago I had to get a sinus CT scan where I had to lie on my stomach with my head a little extended back. I was in this position for only about 10 mins, but it felt a lot longer. I am... (10 replies)

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