Had 3-level ACDF with plating on 9/23. Since the surgery, the pain during the day has improved and I have regained some strength in my hands and arms. However, I just cannot sleep comfortably! I have tried the recliner, and many types of pillows but I cannot sleep for more than an hour or two at a time without either pain or discomfort. I have stopped taking the Percocet, because of the side effects. I have an appointment this thursday with my Neurosurgeon. Any suggestions as to what help I should ask him for?
I am longing to go back to work at least part time soon, so that I don't lose my mind, but I certainly cannot do that if I cannot sleep. I hate for night to come...it is miserable.
Any suggestions anyone?