New to this site and have been reading some comments re: post surgery.
I had anterior surgery Jan 9. Went well, no nausea, 2 nights in hospital on pain meds, home now for 3 days. Have a lot of scapula pain and tightness, like muscle stiffness/pain and trouble swallowing.
Pain in left arm pre-surgery is completely gone. Incision is healing well: no collar, had titanium plate with screws.
Am still taking pain meds every 3 hours, but am able to sleep lying on back with pillow under legs and propped head pillow.
Any tips on managing swallowing difficulty and how long it lasts?