Hi, all. I'm 3 wks post-op from ACDF at C6-C7 and I'm having the WORST time getting any sleep. I'm in a soft collar and my first follow up is next week.
I've tried the wedge pillow, no wedge pillow, the couch, the recliner... I can sometimes get an hour or two in the recliner during the day, but at night, I just lay there bored and irritated.
I'm a side sleeper, but every time I think I'm in a good position on my side and start to relax, it feels like my trachea and esophagus are twisting and it's hard to breathe or swallow.
Am I alone in this irritant, or have others experienced this? I'm just so frustrated with not being able to sleep!
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