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I'm scheduled for ACDF - And I'm Scared because of my size - can you help?



  • hey ray, im havin acdf c5c6 fusion on oct 27, 2016.  I too have sleep apnea n am sorta spooked.  Ive lost weight, exercised, and am trying to trim a few pounds b4 surgery.  any tips.  katie
  • hey errybody, Im scared and need encouragement, testimonies, n hard truths to help me.  Im havin acdf c5c6 oct. 27, 2017 and weigh about 219, I have been put to sleep sucessfuly a bunch of times at a higher weight (250) with no problems.  sorta worried that my throat will swell and I will have breathing problems post surgery.  Takin my cpap to the hospital.  Any tips anyone?
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  • LizLiz Posts: 9,699
    hello kathy

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