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... Yep I am 8 wks post-op and remember 1st few weeks all to well, they were horrid in the sense that I came out of surgery thinking, I am done with this, but like all surgery's it leaves ya washed out, tired weak, hey honestly I was shocked on how week my arm muscles were, but believe this too, it gets better, just take it easy, and take your time,Diana,p.s Zoey ya hit that right... (10 replies)
... While I am only going into the 12th week post op, the doctors told me that it can take 6 months or more for the nerves to settle down. ... (8 replies)
... Hi everyone, I am 7 weeks post op ACDF on C5-6 and C6-7 with plate. I have had this feeling like my blood surgar is low, kind of dizzy and weak. Like you feel when you are hungry. It's not all the time. If I eat it doesn't change. I have tried glucose tablets, no change. If I lay down, it seems to be better. Anyone else have this feeling. I am not taking any drugs,... (2 replies)

... im 4 weeks post op now and im able to lay down and sleep well again my first week i had to use a recliner and i made a pillow mountin on my bed and kind of just layed on it i used that the most the better tv is in my bed room hehe like pattymelt it does get better the first weeks are hard just keep on the meds and try to sleep threw the first week im up now and going to the... (3 replies)
... Are you taking the meds you were prescribed post-op, or trying to cut down on them? When I started to wean myself off, I found myself having more and more dizziness with nausea. I went back on the meds - particularly the Soma (muscle relaxant) - and the dizziness and most of the nausea subsided. I still occasionally have waves of nausea, but they don't last too long. Good luck... (4 replies)
... I'm 2 1/2 weeks post op ACDF for C4-5 w/ a plate. I have some good days, which are becoming more frequent but when I have a "bad day" I have a really bad day. Yesterday the doc said that by June 15th I should be back to work.......the only problem is I do extensive lifting, pulling, tugging, etc.... at work and am worried that I won't be able to do my job once released. Has... (4 replies)
... Hi, I noticed them a few days post op but they werent that bad then, i called the neurosurgeon and the nurse said not to worry that it was just my spinal cord healing. ... (7 replies)
... Hi There, Thanks so much for your reply. I was thinking ( hoping ) they were some sort of muscle spasm but my optimism kinda dwindled when i decided to pay special attention to see if they went away or was a little less when i took my muscle relaxer (Skelaxin) and then laid down and just relaxed, no difference. I am still having LOTS of pain as well. I went to see my family... (7 replies)
... I'm only 3 days post-op, but I think I know what you're talking about, and I think they are related to the muscle spasms. Sometimes I feel like I have the Parkinson-like head movement (think of Katharine Hepburn) - very small but noticeable head movements. And when the spasms are really bad in my shoulder, it seems to lift my whole arm up. I'm finding it hard to relax my... (7 replies)
... Leo, that's great news! I go back to see the surgeon on Wednesday, hope he cuts me loose, too. I'll be 4 months post-op at that point. Enjoy being at least somewhat more active. Just wait till next spring-there will be a whole crop of us spineys out there cycling, playing soccer, jogging... We have to keep looking forward. I made hotel reservations for me and the... (4 replies)
... Its been 9 weeks post op and I just started Physical Therapy today. Pretty much the same as Linda's. ... (12 replies)
... Yeah!!!!!!!!! Cheers to you. Seems like you are really doing great. I am 8 weeks post op and go back to the dr tomorrow, sure he will release me for work then. ... (12 replies)
... Hi Linda, Your posting was very encouraging. Thank you so much. I know it's been a while since you had the surgery, and how do you feel now? I am scheduled to have Anterior Cervical Discectomy June 3rd on my C4-5, C5-6 with donor bone and metal plates and screws. I've researched and found out that this procedure is quite routine now. But no matter how strong and prepared... (24 replies)
... Hi Linda, Your posting was very encouraging. Thank you so much. I know it's been a while since you had the surgery, and how do you feel now? I am scheduled to have Anterior Cervical Discectomy June 3rd on my C4-5, C5-6 with donor bone and metal plates and screws. I've researched and found out that this procedure is quite routine now. But no matter how strong and prepared... (24 replies)
... You need to slow WAY down and give your body some time to heal. I think most ACDF patients aren't even allowed to drive yet at 2 weeks post op let alone go back to work. ... (4 replies)
... Helly Kerry, :wave: After reading your post, I am wondering if my surgery will be like yours! I am undergoing surgery the end of this month. My surgery will be exactly like yours except I will not have plating. I will have cages inserted and I wll have to wear a hard collar immediately after surgery! (which I dread) I will pray that your healing be PAINFREE...... (12 replies)
... I'll keep this as short as I can... I had a 2 level (c-5/6 & c-6/7) ACDF on February 8, 2008. Here it is 16 weeks later about all I can say is things are different - not better. Prior to surgery left arm & deltoid pain were my main complaints. Immediately after the surgery my left shoulder began to hurt in the form of a constant ache and occasional sharp pain and my left... (11 replies)
... his own ACDF a year ago. ... (2 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)
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