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Unread 12-31-2012, 02:24 PM   #31
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Thanks mg neck problem & Ginnie for your inputs.

I've no chance of pulling out of the op even if I could & like I've said to my family & friends; I don't want it but I need it & they know I'm scared.

It's got to be done, it will be done so it's up to the powers that be (phew!)

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Unread 12-31-2012, 02:52 PM   #32
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I know you are scared. Everyone that is facing this kind of surgeryhas a right to be. Stay close to those that love you. Neuro Talk will be here for support the whole time. That is how I came to be at this site three years ago. I found so many friends I never left. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Be good to yourself while you heal. ginnie
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Unread 12-31-2012, 03:15 PM   #33
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[quote=Tenderfoot;943485]Thanks mg neck problem & Ginnie for your inputs.


No need to thank ---I feel for you ---I just wanted to comfort you because I remember how your feeling as if it happend yesterday. We our all pulling for you and please keep me updated on the date of surgery. Please feel free to ask as many ?? as you would like. You will soon be on the mend and much better for it. You will be in my thought and prayers!!
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Unread 01-01-2013, 05:46 AM   #34
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Thankyou mg neck problem for your compassion, it made me a little emotional

I ring tomorrow to check my bed availability, at the moment surgery is planned for Thursday 3rd Jan, will keep you posted.

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Unread 01-01-2013, 01:19 PM   #35
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Hi I'm new here. I've just had fusion from C-3 to C-7. This is my third surgery. The first was C-6 & 7, which was a botched job, it was on the left side of my throat, the second surgery was a zipper down the back of my neck. It took a year to recover. This surgeon corrected what the first surgeon didn't do. Nobody is saying anything about this third surgery at all. As a matter of fact the surgeon only scheduled the surgery. He will not and did not see me after the surgery. So I have to speak to the PA. I am now wearing a cervical nerve stimulator.
I am 63 yrs. old, and this is the worst of the surgeries, because appears I am having more head pain. I need to know what I can and can't do. I was told not to wear the collar anymore on the 31st of Dec. I told the PA what I was experiencing.......difficulty swallowing at times, severe pain in middle of the back of my head area, bilateral pain on neck, and the Pa had no comment, other than maybe I should now have therapy. By the way the surgery was on Nov. 15th. So I really need some input. I live by myself, have no family and no help. So I do as much as I can.
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Unread 01-02-2013, 08:28 AM   #36
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My bed is booked, hope to be back soon


I hope someone can help you out Mamafiore,

take care all!

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Unread 01-02-2013, 09:01 AM   #37
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I am so sorry you had to go through all that by yourself. I can't imagin that. I had failed C6-7 followed by C3-7. Only with two surgeries not three. I am sickened that your doctor didn't follow up well with you. That doesn't seems right. Do you have pain management doc? After a year, how are you doing regarding movement in your neck? I am three years post Op. Not perfect by any means but OK for now. I wish you had more support at home while you go through all this. Do the PT. If it is done right it doesn't hurt, just a bit of ache. It helped me alot, and I got some good massage as well. Let me know how you are. ginnie
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I will be thinking of you tenderfoot on the 3rd. I hope they provide enough pain meds in the hospital, and that this all turns out OK for you. Be good to yourself while healing. I will be waiting to hear from you. It will be alright. love and prayers are coming your way. ginnie
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Hi mamafiore--- 3 surgerys. The first I assume was acdf (front of neck) 2nd was [posterior in the back of neck) super hard to recover from they had to cut thru all that muscle. Was the 3rd re-done is the front? What was the reason for the the 3rd surgery?? was it non -fusion from the 2nd? Do you mean your wearing a bone growth stimulator?? --not a nerve stimulator?? does it look like a horse collar your wear for 4 hrs a day? If so that's to help assist in getting a soild fusion. I had that 2. ...it worked to get me a achieve a soild fusion. I think its truly horrible to be left in the dark on what your going thru ---I would call the office and make a list of questions you have for the DR. You have every right to know what happening to you & to have your pain controlled to where you feel comfortable. Im sorry your going thru this ----it make it harder to do it single-- I know. Let me know if I can help answer any ?? We have alot of neck patients on this forum that will jump into help as well. Sometimes you may want to re-post your ?'s on a new thread that way more people will read and help you. Im here if I can help in anyway--Please let me know!!
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Your in my prayers on the 3rd===Please post when you can I will be anxious to hear how your doing!!
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