Hi all. I just wanted to update you all on my check up Friday for post op acdf 5-6.
As for the loud pop and pain in my throat after stretching last week she ( my NS assistant) said "it's highly unlikely that anything would pop loose". She asked if I wanted her to send me for a swallowing test for my swallowing and lump in throat problem and I said not if it is really common and should go away with time. She said we could wait and see.
I told her about my low back/butt/leg pain (that disappeared during surgery and reappeared 5 weeks after) and she told me to take NSAID's. I told her that the NS told me not to take any for six months post op and she said, well I don't think it'd hurt. Well, I'm not going to take any! Why push my luck? What do you think? Besides, I've tried it all before anyway.
I didn't ask her about the hot flashes that I've had so much just since surgery. I was hoping my NS would come in after her like he sometimes does so I could ask him but he didn't and she was already on to the next patient. Ah well...follow up again on Jan 7 and have another xray a few days prior to that. I told her that the lump in my throat feeling is better for a while after taking a pain pill (hydrocodone 5-500) usually took two a day and Flexeril one morning and night...so she gave me a refill for one hydrocodone a day and one flexeril...go figure.