Today I am one week and one day post op. My surgeon performed a C5-T1 ACDF. This was a do-over since the first one did not properly fuse a I had a loose screw (okay bring on the jokes).
I had bilateral facet fractures that did not respond to ablations between T1-T2 so the next day I was in the OR for a T1-T3 posterior arthrodesis.
I am in mega pain that the 30MG of Oxy, muscle relaxers, and 5mg of Oxycodone cannot seem to make it all go away.
Is this normal after this type of super-surgery?
Also my voice is raspy but I am attributing this to the tubes during surgery and inflamed vocal cords.
Am I crazy (surgeon says he sees this pain symdrome post op frequently)? What have other experienced and what tools have helped?
Hurtin for Certain