Well I am sorry that you have to have the surgery, but I am glad that they are finally going to get you fixed up., your haveing the same ACDF surgery that I had but I had C-6/7 done in 1985 on that one they used a piece of bone out of my hip! That was terrible my hip hurt so bad, I can still feel the knotch in my pelvis where they took the bone, My ACDF at C-5/6 was just done in September of 2009 on that one they used the cadaver bone, and oh that was so much better! I am sure that you will do fine with the surgery, and hopefull even it you don't get all your strength back at least your pain will be gone and your weakness in you arms willl not get any worse. REDSAM if there is anything I can do to help you Please just let me know, I do wish you well, and I am always here for YOU, as we all are!
Good Luck to YOU
P.S. Be extremely carefull between now and your surgery date! That is important!!!
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After spending nearly 22 1/2 years in the USAF, I retired in Sept, 1991. I then went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, and I worked on Oncology and then a Med Surg Unit, I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications:Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV I am White Beard with a White Beard!