I slept on my side the last two night after having acdf surgery. My doc said it was OK but I start out on my back and I wind up on my side. I just don't want any hardware to move. Am I nuts???? I just really don't want to go through this again. My doc also doesn't believe in hard collars or soft collars. He said something about making the neck muscles stronger but the pressure is killing me and I have to lie down a lot. Is that normal?
Also stitches, the nurse told me I could get them wet in the shower??? I think it's OK but I'm scared to do anything wrong. Any input will be helpful.