I am 1 week away from an ACDF level 6/7 and am freaking out a little..
Last year I had a lumbar fusion & had a really rough time immediately after my surgery with pain management.
It seems that because I am a small female (5'0 115lbs) the staff never seem to give me anough pain medication whan I have a surgery. I literally wake in so much pain I cannot speak and have a hard time getting the attention of the recovery room staff. Then when I do, they may give me a shot that doesnt help & they go on with their conversations while I suffer. I have had 2 major surgeries in the past 2 years, 2 seperate hospitals, but same experience.
So my question is how much pain were you in immediately post op??? (on a scale of 1-10)
The second question involves nausea and getting sick. I also always seem to vomit 2-3 days following a major surgery. I have had minor surgeries with no problem so I am not sure if it has to do with how long I am under or the trauma to my body or the morephine. I know that when I vomitted 3 days after my back fusion it was extremely painful and I am scared to death of vomiting after neck surgery....
Did any of you get nauseated or actually vomit after your surgery?
Any feedback is much appreciated