On Monday wife & I drive the 100 miles to the dr. for my 1st post op visit. Scheduled for an x-ray & see the surgeons assistant. I hope everything looks like it should for I stumbled over one of our dogs going to the bathroom in the middle of the night & that kind of hurt. Now the dogs aren't allowed in the bedroom when we go to bed. I wasn't wearing my collar at the time & it worried me as to if I did any harm. The pain I had before my ACDF 6/7 is gone but my neck & shoulders are stiff. I quit the oxycodone after 3 days I don't like the disconnected feeling it gives me. Just 1 Tylenol 500 mg before bed seems to do me. I hope I can shed this hard collar & go to the soft collar after my visit it sure is more comfortable as collars go. I'm retired so I have all winter to heal before fishing season starts up next spring.
Just had to share my concerns
Hope all my spinney friends have a good day.