How many of you out there that have had ACDF surgery can relate to this experience???
I need some feed back about all this and I am also down because I now realize I won't be up to seeing my family over the holidays again and that is a huge bummer for me!
I just returned home from my parents place yesterday.
As some of you know the ride in the car down there was very bad! It took me until Friday before I actually felt well enough to come home! Smae experience now that I am home!!
Upon arriving there I felt like a mack truck had hit me.
:''( Not only did I have some increase in the neck pain but I had all over body pain that I think came from all of my anxiety from riding in the car.
Since my Car accident and neck injury on July 10th 2007, I have had serious anxiety with driving or riding in the car! It is a bit different when I am the driver. I have been given my driving privelages back at this point but I very rarely driven unless totally necessary becasue of the pain an anxiety that it causes.
I had planed to come home on Thursday, but it took me untill Friday to feel well enough to make that journey again.
So I got home yesterday as was whiped out from the ride in the car. We had to stop 4-5 times on the way home but only for a second because the wind was pretty bad over the mountain pass.
?????While at my parents I did not lay around I did some home work and I brushed my horse, went to the grocery with my Mom (but all the grocery and shopping etc is about a 20 min ride n the car from her home= more sitting )
???So I only walked one time while there and I am not feeling very well today!! I don't know if I should wait for a break in the rain and walk or if I should just go do the two errands I need to do today and come home.????
I feel like on one end of the spectrum I have done to much sitting and riding in the car...and on the other end I feel I have not moved around enough in the way I am supossed to do so after ACDF surgery!!
So I don't know if I should stay reclined on the couch and relax or if I should try moving around some???
I am feeling all over body pain from riding in the car for 2 1/2 hours...I wore my hard collar and stil every bump and sway that car made was wearing me out.
Last night I could barely stay awake and kept falling asleep!
I guess I just am confused
right now what my body needs...movement in the form of walking or rest in the form of as little move ment as possible....
One thing I totally realized is that it was/is way to soon to be traveling that distance in a car!!! I would never drive that far, but even riding is to much for me.
So I am feeling very very sad becasue my family is having Thanksgiving at my sisters place wich is about 1 hour and 45 min further from my parents place and is on a road that is so bumpy and awful I will not travel on it.
The real reality is because of my injuries, and my pain etc...I will now miss yet another holiday with my family.
=(( =(( =((
My other sister and her family will be in from Souther Calif. I am the only family member that has not seen the newest member of my family...my nephew...he has just begun to crawl about a month ago...
I feel I miss out on everything! =((
There is no way I am up to all that traveling for the holidays. As much as I want to see everyone I know it can not be good for me to be doing all that traveling. I will not sibject myself to it!
Your proably thinking I sound a bit resentful about it and your right I am....so I got some work to do on that....it will pass.
Thanks for reading need imput.....