1 week from c3-c6 ACDF.
They prescribed me with dilaudid which I threw up the first 3 days. They ordered phenigrane to help.
1) I am getting constant headaches from Vista MP collar. The headaches are at the base of my neck where it meets lower brain and extends up from there. I've tried changing settings multiple times front and back no relief.
I used to be on fioricet for tension headaches, this feels a lot like them. May ask for rx.
2nd, my throat feels out of alignment. like if you took a rx that got stuck or food clogged. it's very sore not at incision site but "down the drain".
There are times phlegm is stuck in back of throat or I have to cough and pain is unbearable.
laying straight on back puts pressure and hurts front of my throat.
worried fusion won't take place due to too much play with this necklace. almost wish they put me in ring. no matter how I lay I feel like the brace plus pulling my neck like through traction. it hurts alot. it also feels like I "need" to crack my neck left and right. been very disciplined not to do this.
I know these questions are best for my OS, but don't want to waste his time with dumb questions.