I had my 10 day post op visit with my Neurosurgeon. I had a C3 partial corpectomy and C4 full corpectomy and disk removal and fusion with instrumentation on August 13th for mylopathy. The NS said everything looks good and he said I can wear the soft collar for comfort if desired. Also, he said I can slowly return to my normal activities. He gave me the go ahead to drive. Yea!
My leg weakness is gone. My hands and fingers are still numb and he said the numbness takes the longest to recover.
My only difficulty remaining is that it is still difficult to swallow. Regular foods just stick in my throat, so I am still eating a diet of soft foods, cream of wheat, cottage cheese, applesauce, etc. I am trying to eat regular foods, but it is extremely difficult to swallow even after chewing a zillion times. I had fiber optic intubation.
I still feel the need sometimes to lift my head with my hands when I get out of bed in the morning.
All in all, I feel great!