Feb 14, 2010 at 1:48 am #1255250
First week of March I am due in hospital for an Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion in C5 – C6 due to a car accident 2 years ago.
The feedback from my surgeon is that I will be out of action from at least 1 month, then post that it could be up to 12 months before I should consider myself back to normal.
I am hoping that after the inital month I will be able to return to some form of hiking and that mid April I will back out there for good with a new body feeling great.
Anyone out there had similiar, and care to share your experience?
MarkFeb 14, 2010 at 4:02 am #1573610
John S.BPL Member
Hope you have speedy recovery Mark!Feb 14, 2010 at 4:57 am #1573611
So do I, I have great hiking weather on the horizon so that will keep me going.
Thanks for the thoughts.
CheersFeb 14, 2010 at 8:47 am #1573650
@b-g-2-2Locale: Silicon Valley
At least this will give you a little down time to do some future trip planning.
Whenever I have had medical challenges, I always try to emerge from the whole ordeal with a better sense of where I really want to go and why.
–B.G.–Feb 14, 2010 at 9:05 am #1573652
Jay WilkersonBPL Member
@creachenLocale: East Bay
In 2008 I had a hernia operation..Not fun at all. But after the operation I thought I would be back to normal– but I was not!! So what I am saying is take it easy after the operation..Little steps are good at first. Good luck with your neck operation.
No Worries Mate you will be trekking soon enough.
-JayFeb 14, 2010 at 4:17 pm #1573791
Thanks Bob, Jay.
I think you are right, the time away from work will help me to get my head together, then I will get back to life hopefully with a newed sence of enthusiasm and no pain.
Thanks again guysMar 14, 2010 at 11:47 pm #1586536
Just an update if you are interested.
Surgery was last week, went really well, I was out of hospital in 4 days, up and walking 5 hours after, apparently as I dont recall much of the first two days.
So far so good on the recovery point, still a little pain however I think thats related to the surgery rather than the injury itself.
Few weeks to go before I am back to work so lots of time doing research on gear etc.
Im out for a short walk each day which helps to loosen up a little.
Back on the trail very soon I hope.
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