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On the morning of the 23rd of January 2018 I am scheduled to have a 2 level 5-6/6-7 ACDF operation. I expect to be fitted with
a hard neck brace when I am in my hospital room after the surgery. I think it will be like the ASPEN type. - All new to me.I am
reading all that I can find about how people cope with everyday things necessary to get on with their lives. I am in hopes of
reading experiences that others have had and learned to handle while wearing the hard neck brace - especially eating . Do I need
to plan on eating mainly finger food and liquid type nourishment? What about baby food?? I'll be dealing with it 24/7 for at LEAST 6
weeks. Is there anything I can buy ahead of my upcoming 'event' that will make life easier when I finally feel like eating some real food?
And also, what soft foods taste good and usually will be kept down, not cause nausea ,until I my throat is able to tolerate the 'real' food?
Hoping to read input from people with hands on experience Thanks.