Hi Everyone - I'm new to this and not a good introduction - but feeling sorry for myself. I had ACDF C6-C7 10 days ago, symptoms and disc problem on the left hand side. The left hand side is really doing well with little pain, but I'm in agony at the back of the right hand side of my neck and into my back, shoulder where I was doing ok before the op. No one has told me what to expect and I've been sent home with pain killers and a follow up appt for 6 weeks (4 1/2 weeks away). From what I understand the operation was bigger than was expected by the surgeon, but no one including me, seems to know what to expect now and how much I can/can't do. My husband had a couple of days off work with me, but feels I am over exagerating the pain.
Can anyone re-assure me that this is normal and send me some advice / TLC?
Sorry for being a pain (literally!)