I'm new on here but have been reading a lot of posts & was just looking for some advice. I had a 1 level ACDF done 9 days ago @ c3/c4 and when the doctor got in there it was much worse than originally thought. I stayed pretty drugged up the first few days after the surgery & by day 5 & 6 I started to feel pretty good. Thought I still took it easy but started doing more around the house. By day 7 I was back in tremendous amount of pain in my shoulders, neck & suffering from a headache. I had obviously overdone it by doing simple little things with my 4yr old or doing the dishes, etc.. I am happy to report the pain, tingling & numbness in my arms has completely gone away since the surgery. However, I'm 30 years old, a single mother & a full-time manager for a loan company that expects me back to work in 2-3 weeks. Any advice to help me relieve the pain, and I am aware that everyone heals differently, but does anyone think I have a chance of somewhat recovering in that short amount of time?
Any advice or personal experience would be much appreciated!