I am 12 days since my 2-level ACDF.
My doc wants me in this neck brace for a full month, which is another 19 days (until my follow-up appointment) and right at this moment I can't imagine how I'm going to make it.
I can't sleep well at all.
My lower and mid back are hurting.
When I take the brace off to shower, it feels like my neck muscles are feeling very weak.
I don't know what to to do except bitch and whine, because I'm too scared with what might happen to not comply.
I know that some of you aren't supposed to wear your brace except when you're going out, and yet others are supposed to wear your brace for 3 months. I would go out of my mind insane if I had another 2.5 months of this ahead of me.
Those who have been here, how in heavens name did you manage?