I had my acdf on 08/08/08. Came home Monday night. I still have some pain & numbness in my arm & fingers. I think it is getting better. Now my left side really hurts. My upper back & neck. Hpoefully everything is alright. I have my 1 week f/u tomorrow.
I am getting stronger all the time, but not anywhere where I was. I do as much as I can. Yesterday I got a shower! Oh what a feeling. It takes a lot for me just to be up & move around for a few minutes. I know it will get better.
My biggest problem right now is that I feel like i am all alone. My boys are great by getting me things that I ask for. My husband is at work all day & will be happy to get me something. He even went grocery shopping. I don't know what he bought. He shopped the day after I came home, knowing that I really can't eat anything. I got pudding cups. Thank you. He did make me a huge pot of mashed potatoes that I've been living on.
I thought that this surgery would wake them up & realize that Mom does everything around here. I had to to laundry yesterday as it had not been done. I needed a clean towel! I want to just recover & heal. This as hard to do when I stress out over the housework that needs to be done. How do I get the help that I need? I have tried to ask & have even been a bit snotty about it & I get the same answer. I'll do it later.
Sorry for the ramble. I didn't expect this as part of my recovery. I have enough to deal with my own healing.