Appointment for Post-Surgical Consult

We just got back from seeing Dr McC, the awesome surgeon whose fancy fingerwork fashioned me a bionic neck.

He took a look at my X-rays and said everything looks wonderful, in fact, I could be the poster child for this surgery.

I have to arrange to do some physical therapy just to get the neck muscles working as they should again, but this whole “episode” should soon be a thing of the past.

I am allowed to return to the gym! Can I get a w00t w00t??!! However, I was cautioned to take it easy and start back S L O W.  (OK, folks, stop laughing, I do know how to do S L O W). Truth is I am so weak that I have no choice but to take baby steps here. I will start with the elliptical and the bike – just do pure cardio for a week or so, and then start back up with the weights and the machines. Soon I will be bench pressing 250lbs once more. ( snicker). My only restriction for now, according to Doc McC is “no bungee jumping”.

The pain that I am still experiencing will diminish over time, but I am now allowed to take Advil or other NSAIDs which will help me, more so than the tylenol or the percocet have done. Phew!

All in all, thank G-d, it was an excellent visit and I have a clean bill of health from the doctor!

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9 Comments

  1. Z! says:

    BH! Look out Monsey, here comes H!!

  2. batya from NJ says:

    YES BH INDEED!

  3. Yay yay yay!!! Baruch HaShem!

  4. lady lock and load says:

    wonderful news! This was quite an ordeal and I am glad you are doing so well. Just take it easy, no killer workouts with your trainer from hell. and build up your time slowly at the gym.

  5. T says:

    YAY! B”H and mazla tov!
    xooxx

  6. Avrumy says:

    Take Ring Homestead 4 the time being. We’re all excited 4 ur recovery. May it b a full & speedy.
    Good Shabbos

  7. Batya says:

    B”H, wonderful news

  8. Watch out for those NSAIDs, even taken with food if you’re doing them daily they could mess with your stomach and the doc should give you some other drug to keep your tummy safe.

    So glad to hear that you are doing so much better. I agree with the doctor, you do sound like the poster child for this treatment! I’ve never heard of someone doing so well afterwards.

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