I was 1 week post op yesterday. I went to have my staples/stitches removed yeserday but when I got to the drs they told me they were dissolvable. Weird no one told me that. LOL! I am feeling ok. Not 100 percent. My neck is very stiff
especially when I wake up. Not eating a lot, my stomach feels queasy. I will try to eat more today. I am sleeping in my own bed without my soft collar. Today I will shower for the first time without bandages on my neck. I look forward to it.
I am not wearing my bandage anymore and have to say my scar looks pretty cool. Not really a totally straight line but thats ok. I was sick last night, not sure if its because I am trying to wean off my dilaudid or because of my my vitamin pills causing stomach upset. I was really scared to f up my neck by getting sick but I seem ok today. I go for a checkup with the neuro on August 16th. Cant wait to get the go ahead to care for my baby without help. He is at future mils for the week. Thats the hardest for me. I am by myself this week.
I wanted to let everyone know that I am doing fine. I hope everyone is having a good day.
Missy, 1 level ACDF C6/C7 Monday July 16th 2012.