I'm back, had surgey on the 13th of October. First 3 days in the hospital were the worst but after that..all good. I was on Demerol because I can't do Dilaudid and Morphine causes severe itching in me.Aywayfor home pain I got percoset, demerol and flexeril for muscle relaxer only used demerol once at home(that stuff makes you see things that are not there)
) Anyway i'm great but hate the darn collar I take it off about 5 times a day and I had a 4 LEVEL LAMINOPLASTY NO HARDWARE. C3-C7 but not in pain.soreness but not pain I'm a pretty strong chick so I guess I bounce back pretty quickly. I am even cooking already. So i figured out that you only need 1 pillow to sleep on and do not prop and try to sleep on a bunch of pillows boy did i learn the hard way. The propping works good for sitting and watching tv. Also using a silk scarf because that foam of the collar does hurt!! I try to act as normal as possible, but i'm not crazy because I do know that this was a big surgery and I do rest. My bleeding disorder was kept under control very well with the ddavp treatment( I have Von Willebrands)so no problems there. Thanks for all the good advise and kind words prior to surgery, I will be checking in daily as i can.