Hey everyone, Just wanted to say I'm 20 days Post ACDF C5-C7 using Allograft. First few days post surgery were really tough. The pain between the shoulder from position during surgery made it hard to sleep. I have to wear a hard collor 24/7 for 5-6 weeks, only can remove it to shower & Shave.
I stopped taking the pain meds 3 days post, took a few Tylenol on that Friday and nothing since then.
Multiple pillow in the bed didn nothing for me the first week, I mostly would sleep in the recliner. The following week we went to a medical Supply store and found this pillow that looks like a horse shoe, it really helps alot. I went from 1-2 hours of sleep per night to now getting 6-7 hours.
Walk Walk Walk, I walk as much as possible.
If you have any question please feel free to contact me.
**** Surgery over all wasn't to back, the pain and numbness in my right are was gone when I woke up and is still gone ****
Swallowing issues, 20 days out and still have some swallowing problems but it's getting better