Wow! I can't believe it's been 3 months. Honestly it feels like last week! I've still got hope
I started massage therapy & myfascial release therapy yesterday. This is not for sissies! OUCH! :''(
I still feel pretty beat up.
I am going in for my 3 month post op tomorrow. I also have an appointment in 2 weeks for a 2nd opinion. I have not gotten better. I have complained the whole way through that I feel worse than before. I hope to have some answers tomorrow. He told me last month that I was "fully fused" & that there is nothing wrong with my neck because " I fixed you neck". Is it then the c3/4 that he did not fix? Why then am I not getting better? Will I get better? I can not imagine living my forever like this. I am looking forward to having another set of eyes look at me too.
I had to get a refill on my percs last week. My surgeon was gone so another refilled. This has a different scheduls. 1-2 every 6-8 hours. On the phone my Dr. asst. told me to take 1-2 every 4-6 hours. I have been taking just 1 every 6 hours for some time now with very little relief. I have asked for something else numerous times. He tried vicodin ES. That gave me a severe headache. Not the same as my normal daily headache. Taking the 2 now gives me much better relief. But it doesn't last long. I can't wait 6-8 hours. I will be addressing this again with him. I'm also on Lyrica. I find no pain relief from this. I do not like what it does to me though. I feel dizzy, off balance & kinda stupid. I'd like to discontinue those.
I can't say that I am pleased with the surgery. So far I am regretting it. He told me I had no other option though. I guess that disc won't get worse.
I'll post my post op news. I hope that if he feels he is done because he fixed me that the new set of eyes that I scheduled will have some answers.
I thank everyone here for helping me & others get through this. It's not a piece of cake for sure. I wish everyone good recoveries & healthy days ahead! >:D<