My name is Susan and Im 41. I had my first ACD in 2004 (c5-6). I woke up pain free and it was a cake walk. My most recent sugery was July 3, 2008 and I am having a differnt experience. I woke up from surgery feeling much better of course, but recovery is going much slower. My left arm and fingers are still quite numb, my arm aches constanly amd from shoulder to shoulder aches and burns. It hurts the worse when I lie down, so I have not gotten a lot of sleep. I have called my dr and the nurse assurems me this is normal.
I was just hoping to find others who can share their experience.