Posted 11/23/2016 4:58 PM (GMT -6)
Hi BumTum you certainly have come to the right place! There are many of us here on this forum that have had surgery on their cervical spine, I myself have had two anterior discectomy and fusions, and one posterior fusion similar to what you had done, but I had rods and pins put in on both sides at C3/4. I will tell you the recovery was a real bear!!!! I had forty some staples down the center of the back of my neck from the base of my skull down to beginning of my shoulders. It took many many months, before I felt anywhere close to getting back to normal! So please be patient with yourself, as this recovery can take some time! I can definitely empathize with you! In the long run I'm glad I had the surgery done, but it did take a while to get to that point!
I guess the best thing I can suggest is for you not to over due it, and just be gentle with yourself, give yourself plenty of rest and time to heal! And above all if you start having any concerns or problems moving your arms or anything that is out of the normal for you, definitely go see your doctor or surgeon and get it checked out!
I am sure that there will be many others, come along and give you what advice that they may have. As I said we have had many folks on this forum that have had cervical spinal surgery, many have had some really extensive work done, so your definitely not alone in this recovery!
We are all here for you, I wish you well!