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Had the disc below the titanium plate (already in there) operated on the past Tuesday. Doc said it was a mess in there and took twice as long to clean up. Guess he earned his paycheck...lol Put some kind of device to make that disc stay good. Hands were very numb/dizzy at times if looking down etc/pain out the yingyang.. When I woke up, the first thing I said to the nurse is that my left hand is not numb. Right hand was still a little numb but nothing like before. Doc had been talking about carpal tunnel surgery on both hands...Nope, maybe just the right eventually. It hurts like a mother too. Way worse than the first surgery to put the plate in. Sucks...lortabs help but, still...Funny thing is on the way home later that evening (outpatient surgery), The wife was driving and had to stop at wally world, to get the prescription filled. I went in too and people were really freaking out at the sight of the wound. The pharmacy and helpers were like, "Why are you walking around and why aren't you home resting?" I'm like, "Well, I have to have this filled because it hurts like hell and we're on our way home right now!". Kinda cool freaking them out. My wife has always said that I am the toughest person she has ever known. Didn't bother me except it feels like someone slammed my spine with a demolition air hammer....lol Those people were really a gasp and people with carts were staring and freaking out, asking if I'm ok. Hell no, I am not OK. I haven't had anything to eat since 8 pm the night before and had to get up at an ungodly hour, then wait until around 1 pm to get sliced on. I have to eat, so I can take a damn pill ! :frown2: Oh, and I got expedited to the very front of the pharmacy line...only took about 4 minutes. I think the others there waiting, were really glad to see me get gone...lol >:)

Enjoy! >:) The wound looks much better than it did in the walmart viewing.




 

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Looks like something somebody would draw with wax and red dye for a Halloween costume with a machete hanging out the other side ! ! ! Glad you're ok and hope you have a speedy better-than-before recovery so you can play with your Mustang. We'll come drive you around if you need your fix ! !
 

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Nice slice.

Because its in the Neck area (High Blood Flow). It should heal almost undetectable...

Had a guy at work one time 15 years ago...that got a huge Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Bump on his neck that he had to remove....What a cut they did..They took out his entire Lymph node.... 6 months later it healed so well that you couldn't even tell...

Thank God for Good Pain Meds.......Just don't get hooked on them...

Happy Healing...


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Had the disc below the titanium plate (already in there) operated on the past Tuesday. Doc said it was a mess in there and took twice as long to clean up. Guess he earned his paycheck...lol Put some kind of device to make that disc stay good. Hands were very numb/dizzy at times if looking down etc/pain out the yingyang.. When I woke up, the first thing I said to the nurse is that my left hand is not numb. Right hand was still a little numb but nothing like before. Doc had been talking about carpal tunnel surgery on both hands...Nope, maybe just the right eventually. It hurts like a mother too. Way worse than the first surgery to put the plate in. Sucks...lortabs help but, still...Funny thing is on the way home later that evening (outpatient surgery), The wife was driving and had to stop at wally world, to get the prescription filled. I went in too and people were really freaking out at the sight of the wound. The pharmacy and helpers were like, "Why are you walking around and why aren't you home resting?" I'm like, "Well, I have to have this filled because it hurts like hell and we're on our way home right now!". Kinda cool freaking them out. My wife has always said that I am the toughest person she has ever known. Didn't bother me except it feels like someone slammed my spine with a demolition air hammer....lol Those people were really a gasp and people with carts were staring and freaking out, asking if I'm ok. Hell no, I am not OK. I haven't had anything to eat since 8 pm the night before and had to get up at an ungodly hour, then wait until around 1 pm to get sliced on. I have to eat, so I can take a damn pill ! <img src="http://forums.vintage-mustang.com/images/Vintage-Mustang_2015/smilies/tango_face_sad.png" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" /> Oh, and I got expedited to the very front of the pharmacy line...only took about 4 minutes. I think the others there waiting, were really glad to see me get gone...lol <img src="http://forums.vintage-mustang.com/images/Vintage-Mustang_2015/smilies/tango_face_devil.png" border="0" alt="" title="Devil" class="inlineimg" />

Enjoy! <img src="http://forums.vintage-mustang.com/images/Vintage-Mustang_2015/smilies/tango_face_devil.png" border="0" alt="" title="Devil" class="inlineimg" /> The wound looks much better than it did in the walmart viewing.




Sounds like the surgery was a success. I wonder exactly what all the surgeon had to do? That will give a good indication about your long term results. I’m a physical therapist and see cervical surgery patients fairly often. You need to rest now and don’t let the pain get out of control. Do they have you in a collar?
Praying for a safe, productive, and successful rehab process
 

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Not a bad scar. I've seen much worse in my medical career. You'll heal fine. Try and keep your head still. The more you move the incision, the more likely to have a large scar. Take your pain meds and relax.

 

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No stitches. That seems a little strange. I hope everything gets arranged back to where it is supposed to be after all that.
 

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my neck got messed up i a rear end crash in a 66 gnatsum i had in the 70's. 1974 telorvehc ecirpac slammed my car doing about 75 and i was sittin still. been in pane ever cents. no surgery for me after seeing this doctor.


 

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Sounds like the surgery was a success. I wonder exactly what all the surgeon had to do? That will give a good indication about your long term results. I’m a physical therapist and see cervical surgery patients fairly often. You need to rest now and don’t let the pain get out of control. Do they have you in a collar?
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Doc had to remove lots of scar tissues, he said it was "a mess". No collar and didn't wear one the first time either. I don't like taking the opioids, so I do wait too long sometimes...ouch! Thanks for the prayer, I need it ! 0:)
 

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I wish the best for you.
The worst time of my life came from blowing out a disc in my neck while splitting firewood. 2 weeks before I was supposed to get surgery I over indulged in Bacardi 151. It loosened everything up enough that the disc moved back into place. I wish it could be that simple for everyone. Nerve pain is the worst.
 

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my neck got messed up i a rear end crash in a 66 gnatsum i had in the 70's. 1974 telorvehc ecirpac slammed my car doing about 75 and i was sitting still. been in pane ever cents. no surgery for me after seeing this doctor.

Bet that left a mark! Did it even hurt the tank like caprice? :frown2:
 

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I wish the best for you.
The worst time of my life came from blowing out a disc in my neck while splitting firewood. 2 weeks before I was supposed to get surgery I over indulged in Bacardi 151. It loosened everything up enough that the disc moved back into place. I wish it could be that simple for everyone. Nerve pain is the worst.
Dang, that hurts just thinking on it. :surprise:
 

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It is just killing me, not to be able to ride this for along time...arrgghhh! 2004 VN2000A...the mother of motorcycles..lol 125 ci.. 2053 cc's heavy...very heavy. Probably be into late August before touching it...:frown2:



 

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Had the disc below the titanium plate (already in there) operated on the past Tuesday. Doc said it was a mess in there and took twice as long to clean up. Guess he earned his paycheck...lol Put some kind of device to make that disc stay good. Hands were very numb/dizzy at times if looking down etc/pain out the yingyang.. When I woke up, the first thing I said to the nurse is that my left hand is not numb. Right hand was still a little numb but nothing like before. Doc had been talking about carpal tunnel surgery on both hands...Nope, maybe just the right eventually. It hurts like a mother too. Way worse than the first surgery to put the plate in. Sucks...lortabs help but, still...Funny thing is on the way home later that evening (outpatient surgery), The wife was driving and had to stop at wally world, to get the prescription filled. I went in too and people were really freaking out at the sight of the wound. The pharmacy and helpers were like, "Why are you walking around and why aren't you home resting?" I'm like, "Well, I have to have this filled because it hurts like hell and we're on our way home right now!". Kinda cool freaking them out. My wife has always said that I am the toughest person she has ever known. Didn't bother me except it feels like someone slammed my spine with a demolition air hammer....lol Those people were really a gasp and people with carts were staring and freaking out, asking if I'm ok. Hell no, I am not OK. I haven't had anything to eat since 8 pm the night before and had to get up at an ungodly hour, then wait until around 1 pm to get sliced on. I have to eat, so I can take a damn pill ! :frown2: Oh, and I got expedited to the very front of the pharmacy line...only took about 4 minutes. I think the others there waiting, were really glad to see me get gone...lol >:)

Enjoy! >:) The wound looks much better than it did in the walmart viewing.






Why all this? Just make something up..."Hey, check this out I got in a fight with a bear, maybe an alligator"
Or, you took a puck to the neck watching the Stanley Cup a couple weeks ago!

Nice pic though!
 

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Why all this? Just make something up..."Hey, check this out I got in a fight with a bear, maybe an alligator"
Or, you took a puck to the neck watching the Stanley Cup a couple weeks ago!

Nice pic though!
If my kids were little...I would say about the bear attack...lol. I live in the woods on 70 acres, I had a lower disc removed when they were about 4 and 5. Their eyes were big when I got home the next day. "what happened?" . Told them a bear got me....those eyes got very wide...lol >:) Then I told 'em the truth.
 

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I'm looking at having similar surgery- disk removal and fusion. The incision would look like yours. So far physical therapy has kept me from having to have the surgery. Speedy recovery to you!
 
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