I'm new to the forum but have been lurking over the past couple weeks. I'm scheduled for ACDF C4-5, C5-6, C6-7 on July 25. I'm a nurse in a hospital setting and am wondering what a realistic time frame for returning to work. I know that everybody is different with recovery but just trying to get a ballpark figure. The challenge with my job is that I will need to be close to 100% ready to work. I cant take breaks if I need to rest; there are some days that I don't even have an opportunity to eat in my 12 hour shifts. Especially if there is an emergency on my floor and we need all hands on deck.
Like I said, just looking for a rough estimate and advice.