Taller Now, It will get better, I know it is hard, but you really are at an early stage in your healing! You have had allot done, I am sure this is not like your other surgeries! It might be difficult to come to terms with it, but be patient and gentle with yourself and you'll do it! It is especially hard if your used to being active, but by refraining from over doing things now....... will pay out big time in the future! Take that from one who knows first hand!
Sounds like you had some major problems going on before your surgery, remember that besides the healing from the fusions and the surgery, your body is also trying to heal the damage done before your surgery. This can also take time~
We are all here for you, so when you get really frustrated, come here and vent, we will listen....... and we do understand! Remember you not alone in dealing with this!
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I retired from the USAF, in Sept, 1991. I went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, I worked on Oncology and Med Surg , I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002! Diagnosed with: DDD, herniated Disk at T12, L3/4; C3/4 Posterior Articular Joint fusion Nov 2010; C5/6 ACDF Sep 2009; C6/7 ACDF Mar 1985; Ulcerative colitis; Chronic Pain; Complex Sleep Apnea; and host of other things! I am White Beard with a White Beard!
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