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... Hi Fiona and everyone You know its been 9 months since my 3 level ACDF and I still experience alot of pain to also the same numbness and pain in arms and shoulders. ... (7 replies)
... Hey There Fiona, I recently felt the same exact way with the NS who did my first neck surgery. My Mom was coming to visits with me and we recently found out the NS did not even know I was almost 39 he actullay though I was in my 20's. When I would expliain to him all the pain I was having he would judt discont it and not really wnat to listen or seem to even care about... (7 replies)
... Erin: I would like to ask you a few questions. I had a ACDF C5-6 in 5/08 and I have not had a complete week without pain in fact the last month I have gotten worse I feel the same as I did before my surgery if not worse. I have had the nerve conduction test and it didn't show anything . I was put on cortisone not even 2 wks. after surgery and then again a month later I was... (7 replies)

... Erin, Interesting that you should mention that. Because prior to my last appointment I wasn't fusing properly, so I haven't even been released to PT yet. Well, my previous appointment the X-Rays did show signs of fusing. But, my Doctor also ordered an MRI (before releasing me to PT), which he'll review with me on Thursday. I will ask about a CT Scan during my appointment on... (7 replies)
... Fiona, Did you ask the docs if you are fusing well? I had the same symptoms post op and same funky reactions from my doctor (makes you fell kinda like your crazy!). My doctor didn't tell me i wasn't fusing after surgery, I had to go find a neurosurgeon on my own, ask him the same questions. He asked me questions about my current (at the time) care from my doc and was... (7 replies)
... July to Sept, off to shower and on again until next shower until Dec 4 . Four and a half months no one can understand what that is like unless they have done it . It effects Every aspect of your life. Go out don't stay in walk as much as you can. ... (10 replies)
... Nice to read a post with an OUTSTANDING recovery status! ... (6 replies)
... I promised myself that I'd drop by for an update because most success stories move on relatively quickly. My stenosis/myelopathy continues to be monitored once a year. I had my ups and downs but had a relatively fast recovery. I was swinging a golf club at about 10 days post surgery and would say that I was back to 100% by the eighth month. My scar is barely visible. I... (4 replies)
... Thank you. I appreciate the response and your supportive words. I would say the pain is about the same. Except prior to surgery I had more weakness in my left hand than I'm now experiencing and I don't recall having such intense elbow pain. The pain really gets unbearable and it's very disheartening. One thing I didn't mention in my OP, was I took a really bad fall last... (7 replies)
... First, don't feel bad. Any doctor who gets good results also has patients who struggle. Are the symptoms the same as before your surgery or different? My surgeon was surprised I had identical symptoms nearly 2 years later. He did an MRI, CT Myelogram, EMG and xrays. I think he was stunned that I had a recurrance. Now I'm having a posterior cervical foraminotomy next... (7 replies)
... I have a follow-up scheduled on Thursday with my surgeon and at this point I just hope to get some answers. I really looking to all of you for help in communicating my issues most effectively. Sometimes I feel like during the appointment I don't communicate my issues as effectively as I should. And I have to admit I feel like my Doctor's PA acts strange about my symptoms.... (7 replies)
... ad a appointment with the Neurosurgeon yesterday and a Cervical Xray. Everything looks fine from his stand point, but he says I should expect to have pain for 6 months and still need to be very cauious with turning my head. ... (25 replies)
... I had arm symptoms and neck cracking and popping before the surgery. I have the screws and post in place. ... (25 replies)
... I am post single level ACDF 4 weeks. ... (7 replies)
... w back sacra iliac and the vertebrae transcending my low spine I slowly do a three kick back movement with each leg. This now takes me about a total of three to five minutes and sets my low back and neck up for the day so I can get on with my life. ... (79 replies)
... ve achieved a normal TSH only a few times since then, amounting to a handful of months that I feel like my old self. ... (5 replies)
... in February 2007. Since that time, I have gained over 20 lbs. I work out four to five times per week, and watch what I eat. ... (2 replies)
... I am three months post op of ACDF same region, own bone and plate as of Feb. ... (10 replies)
... After initially feeling great post op I started to get increasing pain which was ignored by my surgeon and did not respond to PT etc. ... (15 replies)
... Cool! Thanks.... This was the EXACT type of outcome I was hoping someone else had! (258 replies)

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