I'm doing pretty well.. Surgery took 2 1/2 hours, 2 hours in recovery , then off to my room. Morphine is great
I can't have vicodin or codeine, so only percocet/darvocet for me for home recovery.
Stayed overnight in hospital, discharged 26hours post surgery. Slept ok, but not through the night.
No big pain, just neck/head/shoulder soreness. It does feel like there's a golfball in my throat and when I eat/drink I need to do so carefully as to not disturb the ball
I'm sure that will get better.
Took a shower today and hanging out on the couch. No neckbrace so I'm good.
I took pics of everything, but don't have them online yet.
Since I only had a one level fusion, i'm sure my recovery will be a bit easier. Bad news is I'll need c6/7 done eventually.
Any questions? I'll try to give you my experience with whatever