Day 11 post op
This is harder than I thought.
I am concenned that I won't feel well enough to go back to work on Day 16 --this coming wednesday.
Right after surgery---
I felt pain in my right side of neck and rt arm ---which I didn't feel before surgery. It was my left aide which was affected by the hernated disc.
That has subsided now.
Mostly the pain is related to weakness holding neck up. Just can't seem to relax my neck. I've had little incision pain, not much.
Lump in throat, trouble swallowing has pretty much subsided. Probably took a week
I felt so good on day 9 that I swept the kitchen floor. I think that was a mistake as I felt in pain the next day and took
oxycodone, which I hadn't taken snce Monday, Day 6. Today I feel better and I am getting by on Tramadol although I can still feel the pain. ..it's just not horrible.
I didn't attempt to sleep on my side until Day 7. It scares me but I do it for a little while.
I don't ;like the pain meds, I have a headache/nausea reaction. I have a Zorfran patch behind my ear.
I am worried that I have runed my surgery. It may ust be paranoia but it is hard to keep neck neutral. Sometimes, without my soft collar off, I forget and find myself looking down or to the side.
Has anyone else felt these things?
My surgery was the result of a hit and run accident almost two years ago. I got whiplash twice , after she hit me into the truck in front of me. I was at a red light.
She took off after staying for a little bit. She said she would be arrested if she stayed. I got her license plte number but it wasn't her car because in a dr. license lineup, I didn't see her face. The woman who the car was registered to no longer lived at the address of car registration. They got away with the whole thing. Alternative methods f fixing arm pain weren't working. MRI showed crushed sic. narrowing of fluid. I finally decided to do the surgery. It is just one level so I am hopeful. But again, this is a tough recovery. I don't know how long until I feel like my old self again. I have 3 kids and my husband has been great , and I am trying to relax.
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