As an update, my recovery is going well. I did my second post op xray last week and C5/C6 fusing nicely. I am a bit concerned though that I am still having some left shoulder blade pain after ten weeks. The surgeon told me that it's muscle and that it's due to the stretching of the muscles and ligaments during the surgery. It's SLOWLY getting better. I am wondering how long will this last for..? I am very happy i did this surgery as all the pain i had before the surgery is gone. Sometime I get a bit stressed because the muscle pain remind me of the pain i had prior to surgery. I am taking 1 to 2 Vicadin a day and that helps the pain. Is that a lot a day to take and will I be able to stop taking it eventually..?
How long can I be on it? BTW, I think my commute to work is not helping the healing. I drive ~ 3 hrs to the NYC everyday. Te job is not strenous. I am in Technolgy, sit in front of the computer all day.
Thanks all for your help!..