Wow, it's Sat. My surgery was Thursday at 7:30 am. I stayed one night in the hospital and came home last evening. I am not doing so well, i'm very nauseated and very very sore. My NS went in and found my MRI was not true at all. He described it as going in and pulling the disk out from C6/C7 and when hepulled it out it was like one long boogar
yay, that's what he said. The disk was copletely disintegrated and completely ruined. He said I must have torn it at some point. There was nothing left of it in its normal shape at all. Then because my vertebrae were kind of soft and healthy which he said they were supposed to be he didn't want to use such a hard cadaver bone. he chose to use the PEAK cage system (don't know what that is yet, i have to look that up at some point). He filled it with my bone marrow I guess.
It still has to fuse. Havne't even wnated a smoke, YUK. I was so nauseated all day on Thursday. Friday I wasn't to bad, but againt oday I am very bad. I think it's the drugs, nots ure. But vomiting toda was not good, it hurt. And wow, I had no idea it would hurt this much. The pain in my arm is gone though and so far, no burning feet So, I just need to get through this recovery period which is very rough on me right now. No fevers, but I feel as though I am sweating constantly. I can't eat much. The most I've gotten down toda is one small ice cream cup and one 1/2 pudding cup and a couple of bites of fruit.
I'd better go now. I jsut wnated to give you a quick update. Thanks for all the well wishes and such. Oh and the nS also said, it was good thing we decided to do this when we did, it was "very bad in there".