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Things are going well...although last night I was jerked awake by my dog's barking and I think I turned my head in response. Right after that I lightning bolt headache came on and noticed some pain radiating down my right arm. Also a bit of swelling/buldging on the right side at the base of my incision. I iced it right away. Notified the Dr. and they said to keep icing and observe for the next 2 or three days. OK.
Is anyone in our February group who is post-op 4 weeks or so, staring to want to stretch and turn their head without thinking? I want to give my neck a massage and just stretch it in the worst way! Since the pain is minimmal, and other than the collar I'm wearing, I kinda forget I'm not supposed to turn or tip my head! To keep myself in check I have tightened my collar--I can't go much tighter for there is no room (I think due to weight & muscle loss and swelling is down my neck seems pretty darn skinny!
Anyone as crazy as me?