Just wanted to let you all know that I was released yesterday and came home last night. The dr said the surgery went well. 2 hour surgery. He used a cage and hardware. Swallowing pain is minimal, more like a lump in my throat. Hard to get out of bed in the morning without putting my hands under my head and lifting it up. The pain is not too bad though and I made sure I was sent home with adequate pain meds.
My mother is here taking care of the baby and helping me out. I am going to shower today and change my dressing. Exciting I know. Lol!
My staples will be removed in a week and in 2 weeks I stop wearing my soft collar. I go for a checkup with neuro at 6 weeks. I am weak and tired but I am happy I had this operation. I hope all my friends that just had surgery are doing well in their recovery, Joe, cheeky, bookcat and many others. I will post later if I feel up to it, just wanted to let you all know that I am home. If anyone has any questions feel free to ask.
Big hugs, happy to be in recovery,hope everyone has a pain free day.
Missy, 1 level ACDF C6/C7 Monday July 16th 2012.