I made it
I feel good - my neck is stiff and I have to remind myself to move and turn my neck. For the most part I feel good - there is some discomfort in my left arm and my right shoulder but I go for my walks and stretch constantly.
The operation took 2.5 hours and the dr. spoke with my hubby afterwards, He said it went perfectly and that was very inflamed and I should feel relief. He's right.
I stopped taking the oxy - it kills my stomach and made me all loopy. Don't worry - if the pain gets too intense I have them at the ready. But I don't like feeling loopy.
I have no collar and he told me to go about as normal - just nothing to strenuous. So I do a bit more every day but I am sooooooo BORED. I know it takes time to heal but it's only been a week and I'm going bonkers.
I have noticed the incision is odd - it was smooth and soft at first. But my hubby and I noticed it is raised in some spots and hurts. I am wondering if an infection is setting in. Thinking of going to the walk-in clinic just to ease my mind.
Thankfully my girls are camping with my parents for the summer and my son and hubby are working, which leaves me the dog and the cat. We are all relaxing together - I am taking lessons from the pros.
Peace and painfree thoughts to you all.