OH MY! Well, my surgery on the 15th didn't quite go as expected. There was a lot more disease and spinal compression than the MRI showed, so the 3 hour surgery was almost 6 hours. At one point there was some degree of paralysis but it was recovered. It's funny what they don't think you hear in recovey.
I have had major swallowing issues and my larynx is damaged but both are getting better. But I did have to stay in the hospital for 4 nights because I couldn't swallow and my bladder decided it didn't want to come back to life after anethesia.
I am having to use a walker beause apparently the abovementioned paralysis was my right leg. It too is improving.
So, I am on voice rest, and must use the walker. I have to wear a Miami-J collar 24 hours, even in the shower.
BUT, I do have to say; my right arm that was partially paralyzed is no longer. I can straighten it and pick things up with it. So cool!!