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!