So sorry to just be entering this conversation so late but from the title I did not realize what it was AND just didn't read it.
DO READ CHRONIC PAIN 101. Skip down to about
9/14 to find notes made by and for us who have had this surgery or anything related.
My own experience is on this site with the same name as in my signature. It might answer some of your questions, although a posterior surgery is very different from anterior. I liked that my doctor was able to use the material he was removing for my graft.
SUGGESTION: Change the title to include ACDF or something related so it will get the attention of those of us like me too lazy to read everything.
Keep us updated! We care! And THINK FUSION!
Very best wishes for you to heal well and quickly!
Posterior C3 - C7 laminectomy and fusion 2 rods and 10 screws, local bone graft from surgery site-lamina and other bony tissue 12/17/2013; Hyperthyroidism; Sleep Apnea-update-it's gone after a 25 lb weight loss; Total Knee Replacement 2012 and 2017.
Thankful for my husband of over 40 years
Post Edited (Abilene) : 2/21/2018 7:31:33 AM (GMT-7)