Reblog: Pain News Network: Recovering from Spinal Surgery

Wear, Tear, & Care

Check out my latest column for the Pain News Network!

For those of you playing the home game (i.e. following my blog), I’ve been recuperating from a cervical discectomy and fusion of C4-C5. That was February 19. I’ve been recovering in an amazing fashion, much faster than my first fusion of C5-C6.

IMG_2899 At least I look better than this now. Most cyborg parts have been removed.

Just north of a month later, I also had thoracic injections at T-11 through L-1. I was far more scared of this procedure than the fusion — and I’ve had injections before, so it was nothing new. I knew exactly what was going to happen, but I didn’t know how my body would react. Why? Read on.

My Abbreviated Back Story (No Pun Intended)

My injuries have followed a strange road. When my mom’s car was stopped in traffic in 2004, we…

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