I just went home yesterday from a C4-5 and C5-C6 discectomy and C5 corpectomy. Stayed in the hospital for 4 days. Had a hard time sleeping because I cannot get myself comfortable with the neck brace on. Or maybe Im so scared to mess up what the NS have done on my neck.
I was on a reclined position when sleeping in the hospital. When I got home- it was indeed a challenge. I have a wedge stuff that a friend gave to me but it was still too low to make myself comfortable. I used an extra pillow to prop my head up but became so scared to mess the screws inside (i think i was thinking of it so much). Later on through the night, I got somewhat comfortable laying on my right side with a pillow on my face to even out what is on my head. I am just scared that I mess up with all my hardware. Any suggestions. Thanks.