I'm starting to get really nervous for my January 5th surgery.. As of right now I'm having C5/C6 ACDF but that's pending a new MRI to make sure everything is still the same as it was in my last MRI from October 2014. I have been dealing with the pain for over a year now and hoping that all goes well. I'm super nervous that I wont be able to just heal after surgery. Not sure my family is really prepared for the fact that I will not be able to do anything around the house... The PA said no house work for at least 2-3 months... is she kidding me!! I do all the house work... Did anyone else have those types of restrictions? They also said I will be in Aspen collar for at minimum 3 months.. I think I just might go crazy!! Both my kids (17 and 9) are just about to start up travel sports season. They both have separate sporting events out of town 12 days after surgery. My doctor has already said it's ok for me to go as long as I'm not driving and I'm feeling up to it. We also have multiple traveling sport trips within the month after surgery. Wondering how long till I feel comfortable sleeping on my back or at least just propped up. I've heard that sleeping in a recliner is a must but don't think that will be possible in a hotel. I will be in hotel's for two out of the 3 weeks in February and a little worried.
Hoping to find someone to share worries and experiences with through this process.