- Jan 13, 2009
took my boat out on October 8th. No strength, no balance and could barely walk. Yikes! ER on the 9th, admitted for 3 days of tests. couldn't walk, no upper body strength and numb hands. Surgery on 30th for cervical compression and compressed discs. 4 hour surgery call a cervical laminectomy with fusion of c3-c6. Extremely painful, 5 days recovery in the hospital and 11 days inpatient in rehab hospital. Should make full recovery in 2-3months. Walking with a cane but expect to ditch the cane in 3 weeks. Looking forward to the spring. Boat is tucked away inside for the winter. Bored out of my mind due to lack of mobility and pain.