Hey Everyone -
I'm coming up on month 3 of a 2-level ACDF. My life has resumed as normal, but I can't shake this pain that stems from the inside of my right shoulder blade down my arm, as well as the feeling of that darn plate.
Can anybody share what their recovery was like at this point? My surgeon thinks that is is my body just 'sorting out' everything, that it'll settle with time. He took a second X-ray at 2 months, and said that everything looks fine, but that he can still see swelling, which maybe accounts for the plate sensation?
Also - re: the scar. Mine is still red and raised. I'm putting vitamin e on it, rubbing in circles, etc. It's still sore to the touch. Normal?
Just wondering if how to pace myself for all of this. Recovery stories, anyone?
c5-7 ACDF om 3.24
No pain prior to surgery, just occasional leg numbness