Ok for those of you who wore this collar, what size were you in & how much could you move your neck in it? I was put in an extra small which according to the sizing manual is very rarely used & is for people with very short thin necks. I have a medium to long thin neck so sizing chart says I should be in a medium which is the standard for adult women. Most adult men are usually fitted with a small cause their necks are shorter. My sister & I both think that my collar is too short. I can move my head side to side & up/down. I do not feel like my head is supported & when walking I feel like a bobble head! In order to get more support I tighten the velcro but I'm at the point of choking myself with the darn thing.
So, last night after my sister left I ordered a new one online in medium to the tune of $110 with the replacement pads. I talked to my sis & my friend today & they said I was nuts to pay for something I had already been charged for in my surgical bill.So I cancelled my order & called the hospital (where I also work) & spoke to the orthotics dept. They remembered me from my surgery date. I explained everything to them & they said "oh the medium is really big". BUT if the company that makes them says that is the right size for me what gives??? My collar does not fit me like ANY of the pictures in the book. Anyhoo I tried to get my point across & after a frustrating conversation she said she wanted to speak to my doctor first (who is in the OR all day today)before we changed anything. My doc didn't fit me for the stupid thing! I really hate that he is going to be bothered by something so trivial but I don't want to just let it go. I had the surgery & I'm trying to do what the doc says & if he wants my head immobilized well I want it done right! My neck is hurting from bending my head forward, something I shouldn't be able to do.
Well, thanks for letting me vent. Sorry about the rant. I'm just frustrated right now.