My name is Kathryn and on the 18th of December I had a fusion of C6/C7 and it went very well. I was given little instruction on how to take care of myself afterwards. I was simply careful.
Seven weeks after surgery I drove four hours alone and carted a bag of at least 10kg to my car. That afternoon I got neck pain, and from their my life seemed to spiral out of control.
This also happened the same month I retired from teaching after 35 years.
To cut a long story short, I was taken to the hospital and diagnosed with severe anxiety and depression. I am still waiting (it's only been 10 days) for the medication to take effect.
My big question is: how many others suffer anxiety and depression after neck surgery? For 50 days I had no pain at all, and now my neck is sore, and my life seems a mess.
To find this forum has been wonderful. I hope someone can answer.