My surgery is scheduled for next week I have a few questions (I thought of after leaving the dr office--of course).
- Will osteoporosis make healing longer? Any other effect? (I have -1.4 and -2.9 t scores)
- Should I expect full mobility after surgery?
- Has anyone had anterior cervical fusions that can tell me if you still have pain after surgery (I know everyone is different)
- I need to wear the neck brace 6 weeks and a bone growth color a few hours each day. Sounds pretty uncomfortable. Do you get used to it?
- What condition can I expect after the brace comes off? I moved in with a friend who is now my caregiver (my husband is an very sick amputee that cannot help me).
- Do multilevel fusions mean a longer recovery overall than for a one-level fusion?
Thank you so much.