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6 week postop ACDF surgery

Started by LaurieA on 10/13/2011 3:12pm

I had my 6 week postop check up with Neurosurgeon this morning. X-rays showed that I am fusing with the donar bones! YAY!!!! But the sad news is that I have to wear this hard Miami J brace 24/7 for 6 more weeks. I stopped taking Vicodin a week ago and am just taking Tylenol, Flexeril and Neurontin now.

My PA said I could try to drive if I can turn my head enough. Has anyone driven in the hard collar/brace? I had myelopathy symptoms for over a year before surgery and they continue now. But I still have hope they will improve. :)

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Yay, I finally found a success story. Great news for you. I am scheduled on the 8th of November. How long did it take you before you could drive again? I am a very busy mom with two boys that are involved in many sports. My surgeon said 2 to 4 weeks. Just wondering.

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