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Hey all, very new to the forums but much of my pre-op information came from meaningful discussions had on this website (so thank you all for that). I again would like to call upon your collective wisdom. I had ACDF on 12-1-2017, C5-C6-C7 and the recovery has been pretty tough at times though altogether not too bad. I've had some rather serious surgeries related to my Crohn's disease so while this is no walk in the park, I am no stranger to buckling up and going for a long, rough recover ride. In any case. I was discharged Saturday 12-2-17 and on the morning of Sunday 12-3-17 I developed partial numbness in my right thumb that continues to persist. I reported this to my neuro and he said it, along with other odd ball sensations, are to be expected as the nerves, previously compressed, begin to 'wake up' and activate. The numbness has continued to persist and is a little bit concerning. I know it's still so very early in my recovery but wondering if others have experienced this or similar as well? What has been most troublesome is numbness was never a symptom of mine prior to the surgery.
Onr final question while I have your all's attention - I do and have continued to vape (e-sig) with ZERO nicotine. With there being no nicotine I don't think there should be issue but wanted to also get some thoughts from the group here. Thank you very much in advance and if you're in the recovery boat I am in, I pray that your recovery goes well and you achieve the quality of life you want and deserve. I am so grateful for a community like this where others who have undergone these types of surgeries can lean on one another
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