I am having C5-6,6-7 Fusions in a few weeks time and wondering what to expect when I come out of surgery. At the moment I have constant vertigo and pain in my left elbow and fingers I am also losing strength in my hands and struggle to hold a mobile phone up to my ear for more than a couple of minutes.
I have previously had 4 spinal fusions L2 - 3, 3-4, 4-5 & L5-S1 over a period of 33 Years. And each time the surgery and recovery has been different. I am now almost 58 and realise the recovery may take a bit longer than when I had my first Fusion in 1987.