Due to the pain... and liking to watch tele as i fall asleep lol, i've set up camp on my hardwood floor with lots of pillows to support my neck and arm. I'm very comfy!! So now in prepping for op on 24th Feb, I'm trying to figure out what sleeping supplies/options I should go with... My bedroom is upstairs - orthopaedic bed - but no TELEVISION! and even if i put one in there.. i'd have to add another monthly bill for the digital television to be piped in there so not really an option! If i want to keep sleeping downstairs (for the sake of the idiot box lol) i think my options for sleeping are:
1) Get a recliner (pricy)
2) Stay on floor - but get wedge pillow, matress topper for the floor (along with my makeshift matress). THis option is of course cheaper than buying a recliner...
3) Hospital bed downstairs... Don't know to go with this or the recliner? if i do... and which is the better option short term/long term?
What i don't know is how realistic it is that i'll be able to get up from the floor, especially if i'm in a collar (i don't know if i'll be in a collar yet.. asking the NS on friday)
Welcome your thoughts on whats realistic and comfy!
Thanks a million!
L4-L5 fusion 1998; ACDF C4-6 2008; DDD