OK, I woke up from surgery ACDF C6-7 at about 1:30 yesterday. I was a little groggy of course but Had my voice fully and was a little sore in my throat. Wife stayed with me and seemed to have no complications. I was eating chicken and pasta at 6:00 and cookies at around 7:30. Did not get ant sleep in the hospital because I shared a room with some guy who was in a lot of pain and was making noise all night. At 9:00 this morning I was on the phone waiting for my ride home after a full breakfast (bacon, eggs, patatos, toast and a corn muffin) laughing with my brother. All nurses and staff were amazed by my condition and frankly so am I. I know everyone is different but all I have at this point is a slight sore throut and a little tiny ammount of tightness in my neck. I actually feel great and its only been 23 hours since surgery. I just ordered a pizza!
The only time people understood my condition was when they learned who my surgeon was. I guess that really does matter.
So here I am, Waiting for a pizza to be delivered and have not takin a pain pill since 7:30 last night. I am both thrilled and a little confused. I guess my surgeon was not that nuts after all. I still plan on taking some time off from work while I have it. Just baught a new recliner and plan on spending some comfy time in it
When I learn how to use an avatar I will post a post op pic of me and my neck. Only have a little over an inch cut. covered by this little child like white band aid.
Oh yea, I like to keep my head freshly shaven and was a little upset when I saw the little holes over my ears from the operation traction thingy, Thanks Doc!
And thank You God! you have carried me through this and are the sole reason for my pretty amazing recovery!!!!