I had my ACDF at C5-C7 and bone spur removal on Monday morning, and am currently at home trying to recover and rest. One thing I'm wondering is about the increased intracranial pressure that was found in my MRI's before surgery and how long that takes to be relieved.
Also, just how tight should the collar around my neck be? The nurse at the hospital was a little vague, basically saying "don't choke yourself". But is there a decent guideline to go by when putting it on or taking it off?
And should I try to keep my neck completely still or is a little trying to stretch or straighten in the collor?
Well, getting really sleepy again, so time to lay back down...