I had an ACDF of c5/c6 with hardware last Monday (March 23). Last week was difficult and I had quite a bit of pain. So sitting around was an easy thing to do. This week I am happy to say that I am feeling pretty good. I have pain and tightness in the back of my neck and shoulders, but that's about the worst I'm dealing with. Believe me, I am really thankful for this, as I've heard many accounts on here where this is not the case.
My "problem" is this: I am not a sitting still kind of girl! It is making me crazy sitting on the couch and watching TV. I have been reading some, playing on the computer some (although not really comfortable to do), word searches, talking on the phone, etc. But I am going nuts.
Has anyone else who is usually very active encountered this? If so, how did you overcome it? I am fully aware of the risks of overdoing it, but darn, it's hard!!
Thanks in advance!