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ACDF on March 7th

oliversmommaooliversmomma Posts: 24
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:51 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hey ya'll!

Well, I just had my surgery on March 7th. Came home yesterday morning. Still in a lot of pain, but not the pain I was in before so that makes me feel a little better. Apparently, surgery went well overall. BP shot up right after surgery to 210/100 from the normal 118/52. Dr. seemed to think it was just from the pain.
Hopefully this isn't TMI, I haven't had a bowel movement yet. Been taking stool softeners and drinking lots of water. Just a little worried because I had a terrible time after having a Csection with my son in 2006 and ended up in the ER from not having a bowel movement.
Also, I just can't get comfortable. Our couch reclines, so I've been sitting here. Trying to put a pillow behind my neck, but pillow seems to thick.

Just wanted to up date ya'll that wanted to know how my surgery went.


  • Glad everything went smoothly! For constipation, you can try drinking prune juice and try to get up and walk around to get everything moving. Just remember not to over do it and rest, rest and more rest! :)
    2011 ACDF C5-6 for Spondylosis with Myleopathy
    2012 L4-5 herniated disc and hernated disc at C4/5 2013 Taking Amitriptyline for headaches
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