It's been 12 days since my surgery and I am doing well. No sore throat or hoarseness or "lump" in my throat so able to eat just about anything. Still sleeping in my make shift recliner (dont own a real one) Tried laying down in bed but even reclined it doesn't work for me with this collar. Pain has lessened but still needing the pain meds. It iw the worst in the morining even though I am usually up sometime during the night and take something. Over all, I am pleased with the surgery and recovery. I am sure if I had not learned as much as I did from these forums, I would not feel I am doing as well as I am. Even showering with the collar on has not been a big deal and it feels great!! I will continue to post and am confident each one will be a happpy and successful statement. Last week I was not happy I went through with the surgery, but now I am!
Talk to you soon.