Posted 5/8/2018 1:21 PM (GMT -6)
Hello Streetdoc & welcome to the forum. Glad you found us but sorry you have to be here. Your surgery that is coming up on the 22nd, is this for your neck or back?
I hope that you have done your homework on the surgery & have gotten a 2nd opinion. We encourage everyone to get a 2nd opinion when surgery is on the table. What type of dr is doing your surgery?
I encourage you to click on CP101 & scroll through the posts. The last section is ideas & tips from members that have had surgery. There is a wealth of information in there on how to prepare for the surgery & after surgery. A patient cannot rely on the drs to tell them everything about surgery. It is all textbook with them & has little bearing for the patient at home recovering.
You didn't say what type of work you do but yes, often after surgery a person cannot return to their normal work. Keep us posted on how you are doing.