discectomy and fusion surgery
Hello All..I'm new here as of today. I was finally scheduled for surgery in a month and a half. Yes I've read all the info my Dr gave me, I guess I would just like to hear from people that have HAD the sx I'm getting ready to have. SO here we go ...
I'll be having donor bone replace the two discs at C-5/C-6 and C-6/C-7 and a fusion of those vertebra. I'm a 45 yrs old female in good physical condition (or at least I was prior to my injury date of 11-26-09).
I work in the field of search and rescue, a K-9 unit. My concerns are how life will be after rehab. How much have people lost in range of motion, continued pain or different pain (I've been in some pain this past year due to this injury) long term issues ... and anything else those that have been through this surgery can tell me.
I'll thank everyone in advance! Please don't sugar coat anything, I'd rather know the various experiences than not.