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Old 07-06-2014, 12:58 PM   #1
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Advice after spinal surgery

Hi I'm due to have surgery on my spine in the next few weeks and have a holiday booked for christmas. I'm unsure of my recovery times but will be bringing wheelchair/walking aids to help me if I need them. What can I expect when I get to disney ? Thank you
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Old 07-06-2014, 01:48 PM   #2
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Most of the lines accommodate mobility aids, so you'll be able to tour in essentially the same method you would without them.

Good luck with surgery!
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Old 07-07-2014, 01:07 PM   #3
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Best of luck Ross!!!

I've had 3, 2 fusions and a lami, so I can feel for you. Realistic time to total recovery is 4-6 months on a fusion and a little less for a lami. However if you are experiencing a lot of pain that will be better when you wake up post op!

PT will help and you should be in pretty good shape 5 months out. Just don't push yourself too hard on recovery and slip backwards. Nerves heal from the injury to the end at a relatively constant rate, so from your back to your toes it will slowly progress. I found that remembering how much pain I was in pre-op made recovery a lot easier.
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