I wanted to share this. I woke up from my acdf surgery with breathing and cardiac issues(tachycardia). I ended up having a sleep study that showed i developed obstructive sleep apnea. I didn't have these symptoms going in.....now they are permanent unless I use a CPAP machine!
ALL my Drs said it wasn't possible....don't know why you're hypoxic, apnea...you must have had it before? No....the hardware isn't lifting....you shouldn't be able to feel it when you swallow?
Well here it is....documented proof that the hardware indeed does cause airway obstruction POST ACDF....
I am 7 months out and have seen a zillion specialists over this.....
NONE seem to be able to tell me why my skin is hot to the touch sometimes....my neck especially...WHY my chest arms and back burn....i've ben icing and icing....but at 7 monts out i havent even fused.....i think its because i didnt have enough oxygen?
desparate for answers