Hi there everyone wit neck pain and issues. I want to present the best optimistic P-O-V possible.
Im not new to spine injury. Im not new to surgery...but Im older, and not as active as I used to be.
Im pushing 60.
In 1983 I was badly urt in a Hurricane. Nailing 4 by 8 ply over plate windows in brunt of storm I became a kite and landed off the
raised lanai 9porch) onto the third level below of brick patio. It was already covered with brush and cushioned the fall...still near fatal.
SO make a long story short. I had so much to deal with at first. Full body cast, halo, burr holes, transfer then to spinal injury specialty hospital.
In 1983 there was ONE MRI in the whole state and getting approval was hard. I had CT scans Xrays, and one thing at a time...I wanted as little metal in me as possible.
As years went by everything healed. some things didnt heal right, and as medicine gets better procedures are available to help that werent available
at that time.
I've had lower lumbar work, elbow, shoulder, and now the neck.
I've held off hoping for a surgery tat wouldnt require moving the esophagus etc but I see thats likely not going to happen.
This iste good news.
Each Lumbar surgery was better than not having them, and left me better off.
Im hoping to share tat te cervical will be the same.
I hope I can share the easiest healing from ACDF and how to get through it with minimal pain maximum results.
So stay tuned...I'll be posting after about March 5th or 6th is my guess
Im hoping to gain use and feeling of the right hand again better than I am now
Im hoping the voice will heal and be more consistent.
Im hoping for any reduction in head aces cycles and any reduction in neck, shoulder and arm pains.
I know as the 1 in 1000 life long intractable pain patients that it wont take away all of my pain but Im hoping for some improvement.
Im also hoping the bulges above the worst of the areas will tolerate the hardware.
See you soon....