This is my first post on the boards and I am sure people have asked this before. Still trying to learn may way around with searches and such.
I am a 36 yo female with family maternal history of "adult onset" spinal issues (rapid progression scoliosis in mom in late 60s, neck fusion in mom, probably issues with g.mom but never diagnosed).
Neurosurgeon diagnosed cervical spondylosis with myelopathy with 2 herniations. On 2/5 I had a two level discectomy and fusion at C5-6 and C6-7. The C5-6 herniation was indenting the spinal cord and obscured the spinal canal on MRI. Neurosurgeon said they would remove bones spurs, etc. A single plate was used. It was outpatient (6 hours in postop then released). After surgery they said the C5-6 herniation was really "BIG."
I was terribly sick with the hydrocodone after a few days so haven't had much pain killers. Its not too bad. Most problems are resolved though still some left arm and neck pain and widespread muscle twitches. Had a touch of the flu, and some low grade fevers. Right arm weakness is gone. But I am still really hoarse. I am getting my annual cough (possibly because I had to stop some allergy meds) which is uncomfortable and the hoarseness is starting to worry me.
So I am interested in how long you experienced hoarseness after this procedure?