What is it? I am now one week post ACDF C6-7 and feel fine. I was sent home with no collor and told that moving my neck was no problem. Not even a Tylenol today. I carfully fixed the dishwasher today (screw caught in the pump), and moved smart and safe. I helped the little lady cook and clean up from a full turkey dinner including taking it out of the oven "Carefully" (It was GOOOOOOD by the way), strated my car up and drove it around the block a few times (Can't let it sit), I don't get it, I really feel good. Of course I have the slight tightness in my shoulder blades but it is just that "Slight" and feelings bouncing around my body which are becoming more annoying than anything. I also walked 9 miles between it all. I still have yet to feel tired. THIS FORUM SCARED THE S**T OUT OF ME! I was expecting much worse after the big day. I guess that is a good thing because I am kind of relieved.
Oh yea, My surgeon told me to stay off the internet and definitely away from forums. LOL, He told me it will give me false information and I will not even know I had surgery in three months. This guy is confident!!
It is because of this forum I have like 35 questions to ask him and I am glad I found this place.
My appt is tomorrow, 8 days after surgery, I want to see my scar bad, it looks to be about an inch long.
So really, what is overdoing it? Am I going to be the guy who "Should have listened to the doctor" because according to him I have not stepped out of bounds yet????
Recovery just seems a lot easier than it is supposed to. I could have gone back to work the day after surgery, REALLY!
OK I'll go now, I am just babbling now 8}